Tower Theater

417 Vernon Street,
Roseville, CA 95678

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rivest266 on May 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Held a reopening on July 1st, 1955. Grand opening ad posted.

JohnRice on November 1, 2015 at 5:36 am

The Tower opened on November 7, 1940 (by coincidence only one day after I was born!). It celebrates it’s 75th anniversary on November 7, 2015 with a special program starting at 10 AM which concludes with a screening (most likely via projected DVD) of the first movie that played at the Tower, “Too Many Girls” with Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller and Desi Arnaz (according to Leonard Maltin this was when Lucy first met Desi in real life!).

Mikeyisirish on November 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

A few July 2012 photos can be seen here, here and here.

StandOutTalent on May 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Also, to update the information beneath the photo: we do still screen films as well as live theatre. Our July Wednesday night series will include a drama, a romantic comedy, an action/sci fi and an 80’s flick, to be determined by viewer email write-ins and voting on Facebook under the Stand Out Talent and Tower Theatre – Roseville pages.

Screenings cost $5 admission. All concessions are $1 – $2.

StandOutTalent on May 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The theatre is not closed; the previous occupants filed bankruptcy. In 2011, the city of Roseville unanimously voted our 501c3 in as the new permanent operators. The marquee shown above bears our company name. :)

Our website is here:

We specialize in training and production in live theatre, films, outside bookings and performance event services.

Pictures of the interior can be viewed on the website as well.

Hope this clears up any confusion. :D

freebirdfilms on December 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

How can I contact them to rent it? There is no phone number? Someone please tell me. Email to

CSWalczak on December 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Mystic Cinema is no longer using the Tower to show films; the theater group that was leasing the theater has also folded:
The theater may now be closed.

moviebear1 on May 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

anyone heve some interior photos to share?

CSWalczak on May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

According to this article, a venture called Mystic Cinema is now showing classic films here on an occasional basis: View link

The Mystic Cinema website is:

TLSLOEWS on February 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Very nice looking theatre.

kencmcintyre on August 31, 2007 at 9:10 am

In the early sixties, the Tower was operated by the General Theatrical Company, headquartered in San Francisco. Ben Levin was the general manager. General Theatrical also operated the Avenue and Empire in San Francisco and the Garden, Jose, Liberty, Crest and Citrus Heights Drive-In in San Jose.

LKRichardson on February 2, 2006 at 7:21 am

The City of Roseville site lists the Tower Theatre address as 421 Vernon St.

kencmcintyre on November 19, 2005 at 5:14 pm

From the UC Davis collection:

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 9, 2005 at 9:01 am

I have the Roseville Theatre listed at 245 Vernon St.

The Tower Theatre is listed as having a seating capacity of 1,100 in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. It now operates as a live theatre ‘in the round’ by the Magic Circle Theatre who operate out of the former Roseville Theatre.