Tower Theater

2465 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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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.

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).

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:


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.

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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.

darquil on July 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I’ve posted some recent photos here.

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Here is the listing from the realtor:

longislandmovies on February 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

for sale funtion would be great!

kencmcintyre on February 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Price as of 11/07 was 2.395 million:

kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 12:46 pm

It’s not a church any more. Function should be unknown.

ZabrinaTipton on April 22, 2006 at 4:11 pm

Below is a link for the Theatre-available for retail space. It also indicates that the building was erected in 1911

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guillyca on April 19, 2006 at 8:15 pm

I remember going here as kid with my family. There was murals on the walls inside the theatre. It might have been a western theme since that or Early California settlements. The last movie I saw here was Zapatos Viejos starring Gloria Trevi which was either 1994 or 1995. It became a cult christian church by some con artists from Brazil who had this thing about holy roses. I remember commercials on spanish tv for it and they showed the inside and they had painted over the murals with white paint. I don’t think it operates anymore as a church since there were several countries who had declared them a cult group. In Mexico they were cracking down on them since they were taking advantage of people who were desperate that if the gave certain amount of money they would get the blessed roses and/or ointment they problems would be resolved.

kencmcintyre on October 29, 2005 at 12:36 pm

From the SF Public Library website:

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GaryParks on October 22, 2005 at 12:37 pm

The Tower was formerly called the Majestic, and dates to the Teens. As a Spanish language movie house, it was the last of the old Mission Street theatre district houses to close.

William on February 14, 2002 at 1:36 pm

The Tower theatre seated about 870 people.