Young entrepreneurs bring movies back to Roseville’s Tower Theater

posted by CSWalczak on May 19, 2010 at 7:46 am

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.”

The story is here and the Mystic Cinema website is here.

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Comments (3)

JohnRice on May 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Nice to see the Tower showing films again! Since they are dealing with Warners it sounds like they are showing 35mm prints too and that’s a good thing! I have fond memories of attending the Tower when I lived in nearby Folsom 1962-1965. I’ll be moving back to the area in the fall (Roseville itself in fact) and look forward to visiting one of my old movie going haunts from over 50 years ago. Good luck to these two young movie theatre entrepreneurs!!

TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Yes good luck to them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I triple that,guys.

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