Tower Theatre

Midland, TX 79701

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Tower Theatre

On October 28, 1947, grand opening ceremonies were held for the snappy Tower Theatre. A romantic ambience permeated this ‘Tropical International’ styled cinema.

Interior colours were gay pastel shades. A petite concession stand stood at one end of the lobby, and hot dogs were not sold since the owner did not want mustard smudging expensive theatre chairs.

Please tell us anything you know about the Tower!

Contributed by Budgie Greenbird

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seymourcox on September 16, 2007 at 5:45 pm

To view vintage exterior/interior images type in word ‘tower’,

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You can have fun on this link by typing in words such as ‘drawing’, ‘architecture’, ‘theatre’, and the like …

chadhauris on November 2, 2007 at 5:35 am

Here is a photo of the Tower Theatre from 1950.
It will take a little more research to find where it was located as the building does not appear to exist any more.

west_texas_flash on July 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

After the Tower closed, it was used in one scene in the movie Midnight Cowboy with Jon Voight. It was supposed to be a theater in New York City. That whole part of the street was torn down and is now a parking lot.

projectionist5 on July 8, 2015 at 2:46 am

I believe the Texan drive Inn was also featured in Midnight Cowboy

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