Tower Theater

1105 S. Denver Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74119

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Architects: W. Scott Dunne

Styles: Spanish Colonial, Streamline Moderne

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Tower Theater

The Tower Theater was opened on October 27, 1937 with Jean Arthur in “More than a Secretary”. It was closed in the 1960’s and was demolished in 1977.

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xxx on September 9, 2005 at 9:06 pm

TOWER Theater opened 1930, and near the end of the 1960s was an off and on operation until it closed completely. Structure sat empty many years and finally was razed 1977.

seymourcox on April 9, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Two 1940s era pictures showing the tiny Tower Theater in its neighborhood surroundings,

raybradley on August 30, 2007 at 4:24 am

To see 1940s views of the Tower Theatre’s modest lobby and auditorium type in word “tower”,
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raybradley on September 1, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Those 40s photos show what little interior decoration the Tower Theatre had. Exterior styling was simple Spanish Colonial, while the interior was done up in Southwestern Moderne. Love that standee carpet pattern, bet it was colorful!

seymourcox on October 26, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Architect W. Scott Dunne designed the Tower Theater.

raybradley on March 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

The lot where the Tower Theatre stood has been a parking lot for over thirty three years now, but it looks as if construction has now begun on a new project
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Mike Rogers on June 16, 2012 at 1:41 am

Great looking Picture.

DavidZornig on August 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm

1937 photo added credit Griffith Amusement Company Collection 21500.229.1, courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society.

MichaelKilgore on October 9, 2021 at 7:11 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Jan. 19, 1952: “The Tower, a neighborhood theatre in Tulsa, Okla., has reopened, according to Bernard J. McKenna, Jr., who also operates the Gem and Royal theatres. The theatre, operated the past few years by the Griffith theatres, has been closed for about two months. A brother, Jimmy McKenna, will be manager of the Tower.”

rivest266 on November 1, 2022 at 5:34 pm

The Tower theatre opened on October 27th, 1937. Grand opening ad posted.

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