MISSOULA, Mont. -

Film fans took advantage of Presidents' Day to see the movie blockbuster "Lincoln."

A Missoula matinee attracted a sizable crowd for a Monday afternoon, even if it was a holiday.

Steven Spielberg's movie is getting good buzz for educational merits.

With 12 Academy Award nominations it is a huge box office success.

Historians and Civil War buffs are intrigued.

Blanche and Denny Tate came to the matinee.

The married couple was having a great time.

"I happen to be a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans so I was really interested in seeing how this plays out," said Denny.

But his wife, whose ancestors were northerners, quipped, "my side won.