Saturday, April 25, 2009

I just got an Awesome tour of Tower Theater

The Tower Theatre, built in 1937, originally was a 1500 seat, ornate auditorium had a complete working stage, pipe organ, and billowing, scarlet waterfall stage curtains. It was also one of the first suburban theaters in Oklahoma City and one of the largest suburban theaters in the region. In the early sixties the theatre was given a deluxe renovation---70mm, rocking chair seats, very plush and very comfortable. Roadshow attractions were the staple with "Sound of Music" running at the Tower on a reserved seat basis for almost two years. "The Sand Pebbles" and "Cleopatra" also played at the Tower during those roadshow- reserved seat days.

Today the HHNA hosted a tour for neighbors to get a look at the Theater and the plans for its renovation.  It was super cool and I absolutely loved looking at the old building and great treasures throughout.  The best part was the projector looks like someone just walked out and left it frozen in time.  Here are the pictures I took.  I look forward to seeing what comes out of this project.