Young entrepreneurs bring movies back to Roseville’s Tower Theater
ROSEVILLE, CA — Not all young people are hooked on loud, noisy films about superheroes, over-hyped sagas about teenage vampires, or crude comedies. Hector Marquez and Sean Shore have established Mystic Cinema, which presents classic films from Warner Brothers at the Tower Theater in Roseville. Though the theater has been the home to a local theater group since 2002, Marquez and Shore have worked out an arrangement with the troupe to show films when live performances and rehearsals do not require the theater, which last operated as a movie house in 1983.
Last month, Mystic Cinema premiered with its presentation of “Casablanca.”
“It was incredible,” Marquez said. “You had an audience of people from ages 20 on up, some dressed up as characters from the film, mingling with people in their street clothes. Some watched the movie for the first time while others had seen it dozens of times.”