1856 S. Glenstone Avenue,
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Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Park-In Theatre
- Springfield Drive-In
- Century 21 Theatre
- Battlefield Mall Cinema 6
- Petite 3 Theatre
- Fremont 3 Theatres
News About This Theater
- Nov 18, 2009 — Happy 50th, "Ben-Hur"
The Park-In Theatre opened on August 31, 1947 with Gregory Peck in “The Yearling”. It was really a nice Art Deco style neighborhood theatre located on S. Glenstone Avenue at E. Sunshine Street. On August 22, 1948 it was renamed Tower Theatre.
The front was done in a light colored brick with rows of brick extending outward to give a column effect. There was a large tower extending about twenty feet above the theatre with ‘Tower’ in bright neon.
It had a large rectangular marquee with attraction panels on each side. A nice sized lobby and spacious auditorium.
The Tower Theatre finally lost its drawing power to all the multiplexes that were popping up around Springfield and finally closed its doors in February 1997.
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