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The Tower Theatre

815 East Olive Avenue

The crown jewel of Fresno's hottest nightlife neighborhood, the Tower Theatre lends its name to an area which has been a community focus of arts and entertainment for generations.

Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the theater was restored in 1990 and reopened as a center for the performing arts. In 1992, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Considered to be the finest facility of its kind in California, the Tower Theatre boasts an authentic art deco theme throughout the interior and exterior. The covered foyer of Italian Terrazo, as well as the adjoining lobby with its beautiful historic Carvarts glass etching, serve as a mingling area for patrons between acts. It is also conveniently available for refreshments or concession sales.

Anchored by the theatre, the Tower District has seen a booming resurgence through the 90's, with many new restaurants and clubs opening within a four mile radius. The theatre is located at the central intersection of Wishon and Olive avenues, relatively close to the Fresno-Yosemite International Air Terminal, freeway access, and major hotels.

The theatre is a 1940's moderne deco masterpiece. Located directly adjacent on either side of the theatre are Palomino's Restaurant, 'M' Restaurant, and just across the street is Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre. Within a short walking distance are Livingstone's Bar & Grill, The 2nd Space Theatre, Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Shop, Sequoia Brewing Company, Irene's Cafe, Starbuck's Coffee, Veni Vidi Vici, Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor, and many other great dining spots on Olive Avenue.


Diana Green

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
My mom used to drop me off on Saturdays to watch kid movies all day it has been updated but still has all the charm of an old Theater.....we seen Leon Russell there it was amazing great sound any seat in the place you can see Also every year we see The Fab Four there and again amazing .....the staff are so friendly and helpful ....they do sell beer and wine ....wished they sold other drinks but that's the only complaint....great place and will continue to attend other events there in the future

Deborah Mendez Heredia

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Tower Lounge drink prices too high for what the offer. Small cup full of ice very little alcohol. Great concert.

Evelyn Padilla

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Went to a boxing event there. Nice place. Staff wasn't very friendly but I had a great time. Very nice place.

Jasmine Johnson

Sunday, April 29, 2018
This theater is beautiful. From what I saw on the poster and what my boyfriend told me was that the dressing rooms are beautiful as well. Fresno has the most beautiful and apparent historical Theatre's I have seen.

JoyCree C

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Excellent concert venue. Intimate, great sound & attentive event staff. Every seat in the house is a good one...

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