Happiest Hour: Date Night at Montgomery Distillery and Wilma Theatre

MISSOULAOctober 22, 2013Jessica Mayrer with the Missoula Independent

What you’re doing: It can be tough to muster much enthusiasm to leave the house on a typical Tuesday night. Montgomery Distillery and the Wilma Theater are hoping to change that by luring locals downtown for a screaming Date Night special. This month the two businesses began offering two cocktails and two Wilma Theatre movie tickets—on Tuesday nights only—for $20.

What you’re drinking: A cocktail selected from the distillery’s eclectic menu. Choose from the sweetly delicious Moscow Mule served in a copper cup and The Dude Abides, featuring vodka, coffee and coffee liqueur. Nearly everything on the menu is tasty, but if you’re looking to get lucky, Montgomery’s Michael Lattanzio recommends the “Damiana Dare Me.” “We infuse our vodka with damiana, which is an herb and known to be an aphrodisiac,” he says.

How Date Night works: When you purchase drinks, you’ll also receive your two movie tickets. After enjoying cocktails at the distillery, just walk around the corner to settle in for one of the Wilma’s films. This week, the theater is showing The Summit, which documents, as the filmmakers say, “the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain,” and Inequality for All, featuring former Clinton cabinet member Robert Reich bemoaning income inequality in the United States. (A full review appears in this week’s arts section.) If death and economics feel a little heavy for wooing, check out the humorous love story, The Spectacular Now.