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: Feb. 20, 1959

Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.

Portales past: Jan. 16, 1962

Jan. 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: In the movie review column by Dan Ihde: It might be incorrect to say that splendor existed in “Splendor in the Grass,” the current feature at the Tower Theater, but most of the grass was present only in the minds of the advertising agency.

Portales past: Dec. 18, 1956

Dec. 18, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Tower Theater: “Open — 2 p.m., Housewives’ Matinee. Admission 40 cents ‘til 5. Today and Wednesday’s features at 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Movie: “The Prisoner,” stars Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins.

Portales Past: May 13, 1950

May 13, 1950: The Tower Theatre showed the controversial “Not Wanted,” an independent film about unwed motherhood. A promotional ad claimed it was “life itself” and reported the message would “lift you into the clouds.”

Portales Past: May 8, 1960

May 8, 1960: The Tower Theatre was showing “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,” starring Doris Day and David Niven. “It’s all about love and marriage — and how to mix the two,” according to the promotional ad.

Jan. 28, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Tower Theater will be showing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Sunday thru Wednesday.

Oct. 19, 1979

The Portales News-Tribune reported that showing at the Twin Tower was “A Little Romance” with Laurence Oliver. Show times were 7:15 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.

Aug. 19, 1979

Playing at the Tower Twin

Tower Twin Theater closing

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s curtains today for the Tower Twin Theatre. After years of entertaining Portales residents, the city’s only movie theater is closing its doors due to cooling troubles. Russell Allen, vice president of operations for Allen Theatres and Tower owner, said the air conditioning system just stopped working. “Replacement cost […]