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 […]

May 22, 1982

The Tower Twin Theatre was showing “Conan the Barbarian,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “The Road Warrior,” the American name for the Australian action film “Mad Max 2.”

May 13, 1979

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

March 24, 1973

The comedy film, “What’s Up, Doc?,” a “screwball” comedy produced by Peter Bogdanovich and featuring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal, opened at the Tower Theater.

March 20, 1982

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

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.

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.

Nov. 8, 1967

Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” was playing at the Tower theater, the “Show Palace of Portales” according to the ad in the Portales News Tribune.

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.