Tower Theater

3201 E. Belknap Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76111

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The Tower Theater 1942

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The Tower Theatre opened in 1941, when it operated by Interstate Theatres. It was later operated by Paramount Pictures Inc, thru their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell.

It was still listed as operating in 1950, and beyond….

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis, Ken Roe

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jamestv on June 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I practically lived in this theatre in the early ‘60’s. But with more theatres being built in the suburbs where the audiences were, the Tower’s days were numbered. It was torn down in the late '60’s to make way for a new 7-11. It was directly on the corner of Belknap and Riverside—and was generally booked day-and-date with the Gateway.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

The March 13, 1942, issue of The Film Daily had an item about the Tower Theatre:

“$80,000 Tower Theater Ends Ft. Worth Building

“Ft. Worth — The last new theater locally, probably for the duration, has opened. It is the Tower Theater in Riverside addition, completed at a cost of $80,000, a joint enterprise of Interstate Circuit, Inc., and James F. Hightower and son, Dennis.

“The modernistic buff structure with 800 seats represents the latest in design. Representative of Texas and the Southwest are the decorative cactus murals in the lobby.”

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