Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

Portales past: Jan 26, 1951

Jan 26, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Yam Theatre: Double Barreled Justice, starring Alan “Rocky” Lane and his stallion, Black Jack.

Portales Past: April 6, 1960

April 6, 1960: Danny Kaye was starring in “The Five Pennies,” showing at Portales’ Tower theater. Louis Fry, the theater manager, said the movie was a “superb family picture.”

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.

March 20, 1982

Academy Award-nominated “Reds,” starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, and “Great White” were showing at the Tower Theater.

Feb. 27, 1936

“Whipsaw,” starring Myrna Loy, was playing in the Portales theatre. In the movie, she was “back in her gayest mood, stealing hearts and jewels in a fascinating new adventure,” according to an ad in the Portales Daily News.

Jan. 6, 1957

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

Dec. 14, 1952

“The World in his Arms,” starring Gregory Peck and Anne Blythe, was

Nov. 23, 1952

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

Sept. 25, 1956

“They Won’t Forget,” starring