Tower Theatre

1007 University Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

In the 1950s the Tower was a second-run theater, often showing double features. If you missed a movie at the Lindsey, State, Arnett-Benson, or the Village after usually only a one-week run, you could catch it at the Tower, and at reduced prices, too. Fifteen cents if you were under 12, which I was!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm

There is an opening day ad in this 1940 newspaper:
http://tinyurl.com/7yzylg

irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 3:24 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Correction; to view Tower Theater 1940 photos, type in word “tower” on above site.

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 5:35 pm

There are nice 1940 Grand Opening photos on below site. Type in word “plaza”, then hit search,
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