Tower Theatre: Images of a Sacramento iconLoading
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    Exterior of the Tower Theatre, which has dominated the corner of Broadway and Land Park for 75 years.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    A Sacramento structure that can fairly be called iconic, the Tower Theatre stands as a long-lived sentinel on Broadway.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Photographed in late October, the Tower Theatre stands out on a fair fall night in Sacramento.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Movie goers exit the auditorium and head into into the lobby at the Tower Theatre.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    A small cafe styled table and chairs in the theater lobby.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    A wide-angle view displays the theater lobby.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Detail of an interior pillar in the lobby.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Theater goers watch a movie trailer in preparation for viewing a feature film in October.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Theater employee Silvia Gomez oversees the making of popcorn at the lobby snack bar.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Sharply ascending seating characterized the auditorium inside Tower Theatre.
    Randall Benton | Sacramento Bee
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    Queuing up on their way to the box office, movie-goers prepare to enter the Tower Theatre for a 2012 showing.
    Lezlie Sterling | Sacramento Bee
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    The Tower Theatre in 1998 before being sold by Landmark Film Corp.
    Leilani Hu | Sacramento Bee
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    The lobby is alive with film fans before a 2010 showing.
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee
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    A classic nighttime shot shows off the color and attractiveness of the theater in 2010.
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee
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    The Tower Theatre lobby in 2010.
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee
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    “The Bandit of Sherwood Forest” was playing at the Tower in 1946, when the box office was a classic island design.
    Photo courtesy of Matias Bombol
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    Inside the Tower Theatre auditorium in 1939.
    Photo courtesy of Matias Bombol
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    An aerial view shows the Tower Theatre at the bottom of the image, just down the street from Edmonds Field, where the Sacramento Solons minor-league baseball team played, in 1939.
    Photo courtesy of SAMCC
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    From “Images of America, Sacramento’s Land Park,” a photograph of the Tower Theatre lobby in 1939.
    Photo courtesy of Russ Solomon
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    The Tower Theatre at twilight in 1988.
    Dick Schmidt | Sacramento Bee
The Tower Theatre has stood on the corner of Broadway and Land Park Drive for 75 years. I continues to be a popular movie house and a landmark at one of Sacramento's noted crossroads. Here are pictures of the Tower, modern photos and images from earlier times.
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