Tower Theater

2465 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 15, 2010 at 8:13 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
darquil on July 31, 2010 at 2:38 am

I’ve posted some recent photos here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 3:26 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Here is the listing from the realtor:
http://tinyurl.com/68b37u

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on February 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm

for sale funtion would be great!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 2, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Price as of 11/07 was 2.395 million:
http://tinyurl.com/25ybea

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm

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

ZabrinaTipton
ZabrinaTipton on April 22, 2006 at 7:11 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
guillyca on April 19, 2006 at 11:15 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
kencmcintyre on October 29, 2005 at 3:36 pm

From the SF Public Library website:

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GaryParks
GaryParks on October 22, 2005 at 3:37 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
William on February 14, 2002 at 4:36 pm

The Tower theatre seated about 870 people.