OKC’s Most Iconic Venue… With A Sordid Past.
The Tower Theatre opened in 1937 and is one of Oklahoma City’s last original movie houses with an intact auditorium and neon marquee. After many years of movie premieres and historic runs of classic films, the grand dame of Uptown was reduced to showing adult movies before closing in 1989. She reopened briefly in the 1990’s as a live music venue, and was shuttered again in 2000.
The building was purchased in 2005 by Marty and Mike Dillon who began renovations. In 2014, Oklahoma City development group Pivot Project, comprised of David Wanzer, Ben Sellers, and Jonathon Dodson, stepped in to complete the project.