Tower Theatre

234 S. Virginia Street,
Reno, NV 89501

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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A conversion of an auto dealership. The Tower Theatre was opened July 2, 1941 seating 750. It stood on Virginia Street near Pine Street. It has been demolished and has since been replaced by a new building.

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kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 6:57 am

Here is a 1946 ad from the Nevada State Journal:

larrygoldsmith on March 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The Tower Theatre was located on Virginia St., between Liberty and Pine. A Wells Fargo Bank highrise is now at that site.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm

From the 1950s a photo postcard that captured a good view of the Tower Theatre in Reno.

larrygoldsmith on July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

What a great photo! Looks nothing like that now. Wells Fargo Bank/highrise takes up that entire block. Thanks for your posting!

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm

From the 1940s a photo of South Virginia St. showing several businesses along with the Tower Theatre in Reno.

rivest266 on May 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

July 2nd, 1941 grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidZornig on September 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm

1930’s photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich‎.

DavidZornig on September 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm

This history via Phillip L. Sublett: The Tower Theater (formerly the Scott Motors Building, the largest auto showroom in Nevada), was open from July 3, 1941, to May 20, 1959, on property leased from Onslow S. Dodd’s Ryland estate. Read more about the Dodd-Ryland properties here:

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