Tower Theatre (Sacramento, California)

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The Tower Theatre, built in 1938, is a Sacramento, California landmark[1] and the oldest remaining, continuously running picture palace.[2][3]

The theater was designed by California theater architect William B. David in the Streamline Moderne style of architecture.[4][5] The original owner was Joseph Blumenfeld, a second generation theatre owner. At the time, there was only one movie screen. The first movie shown was Algiers. The theatre was renovated in 1972 and divided into a three screen cinema.[6]

They were bought by the Reading International theater chain in 1998, who, upgraded the theater in 2012 with digital projectors. In 2016, it was sold to an endowment fund as a long term investment.[7] In 2013, Tower Theater was designated a National Historic Landmark.[6]Template:Dubious

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