The theatre has been a cultural focal point in the community for the past 90 years. During the past 25 years the theatre has been community-owned and is home to weekly movies as well as presentations and live performances including touring productions, theatrical and musical performances and dance. The theatre is always available to community groups for the benefit of the community.
A recent addition to the theatre was the development of the Montreal Theatre Shop. The shop offers food and beverage before, during or after performances depending on the event. With a limited liquor license, there are a number of major events throughout the year where alcohol is available.
This heritage-listed theatre, built in 1929, has been kept intact as an example of a 1920’s picture theatre. Modernistic in style with art deco elements, the lattice work ceiling made of caneite and timber is striking and the only example of this type known to survive in NSW. The theatre also offers historical tours and attracts many visitors each year. These need to be booked in advance.
The Montreal Community Theatre is managed by a dedicated committee with the assistance of an enthusiastic and energetic group of volunteers.