Tower Theater

2465 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Tower Theater

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The Majestic Theater was opened in April 1912. It was remodeled in a Streamline Moderne style by architect S. Charles Lee in 1937. Some detail still remains of the old Streamline Moderne styled Tower Theater.

The building was used as a church for many years, but by 2007, they had moved out and the building is ‘For Sale’.

Contributed by Juan-Miguel Gallegos

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

longislandmovies on February 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

for sale funtion would be great!

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Here is the listing from the realtor:

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Got nothing better to do. Slow day at the office.

darquil on July 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I’ve posted some recent photos here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 15, 2010 at 5:13 am

The April 20, 1912, issue of the regional entertainment magazine The Rounder reported the grand opening of San Francisco’s Majestic Theatre.

The August, 1937, issue of the trade publication Architect & Engineer attributed the design of the remodeling of the Majestic Theatre to architect S. Charles Lee. The project is not mentioned in the online finding aid for the S. Charles Lee collection at UCLA, though. I know that a significant percentage of Lee’s papers were stolen from him. Those pertaining to the Tower project must have been among them.

terrywade on January 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

The Tower Theatre is still for sale in 2015. Some smart entertainment or movie theatre company needs to grab It fast as the area is changing with the soon to open New Mission Theatre 2 blocks away and the newly remodled Grand Theatre also soon to re open. The area is prime for a entertainment theatre for movies, music or comedy. Time to remodel the Tower Theatre in San Francisco’s up and coming Mission district.

stevenj on April 15, 2016 at 8:25 am

Walked by the Tower Theatre yesterday afternoon and saw a banner draped across the marquee announcing the Tower as the future Mission Cinema School. Found this link with photos and more details about the planned school:


OKCdoorman on September 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Can be seen down the block during the marching band scene in Woody Allen’s TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (1969).

DavidZornig on January 23, 2018 at 9:11 am

2018 photo added credit Martin Treu. Appears to be a worker adding plywood to the front lobby area.

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