May 13, 1979

Walt Disney’s “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” was showing at the Tower Twin Theatre

April 23, 1958

“Slaughter on 10th Ave.,” starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Charles McGraw and Sam Levene was showing at the Tower Theatre.

April 15, 1979

“Superman the Movie,” with Christopher Reeve playing the caped superhero, and “Take Down,” starring Edward Herrmann and Kathleen Lloyd, were showing at the Tower Theatre.

April 6, 1955

A class in audio-visual education at Eastern New Mexico University, in connection with their study of film projectors, visited the Tower Theatre, where a demonstration of the equipment was presented for the students by B.J. Edwards, the theatre manager. The visit was part of a project created by Joyce Foster and Edna Walker, both of […]

March 6, 1955

“Broken Lance,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark and Katy Jurado was showing with the new “CinemaScope” at the Tower Theatre.

Feb. 11, 1962

“Ben Hur” the movie opened at the Tower Theatre as the Portales News-Tribune ran a photo from the film with the statement, “One of the great thrill scenes of the spectacular chariot race… shows Charlton Heston clinging to his chariot.”

Jan. 17, 1951

Jan. 6, 1957

“Written on the Wind,” starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Nov. 23, 1952

“Bonzo Goes to College,” starring Maureen O’Sullivan and Edmund Gwenn, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Oct. 28, 1962

Samuel Bronston’s “King of Kings” opened at the Tower Theatre. The film “thunders with the triumph of right over might!” declared the ad.