One of downtown Farmington's most beloved landmarks, the Farmington Civic Theater has been owned by the city of Farmington since 1999. At that time, the theater was completely remodeled, with new interior features, comfortable cushioned seating and a sound system. The building, designed by noted architect, C. Howard Crane, opened in 1940 and was operated by the Hohler family until the city took ownership. The theater operates two screens with second-run and independent films. Ticket prices are a real bargain, and the concession stand serves affordably priced popcorn, soft drinks, coffee, and candies. The theater may also be rented out for special and corporate events, and hosts the annual Miss Farmington Pageant in July.