A reader who’s had an eye on Montrose’s Tower Theatre ever since Hollywood Video moved out — and who became “rather upset” at the disappearance of the building’s original marquee — sends a few snapshots of the scene near the corner of Yoakum and Westheimer:
. . . I saw some workers putting up new wood a few weeks ago and painting the front of the building a few days ago.
And what do we see in these snaps?
A bright and shiny marquee going up! Add to that yesterday’s walking-by-the-spot report from now-celebrity pedestrian Brent Zius:
Just passed history in the making. Sparkle Sign Co is doing a 100% restoration of the Tower Theater marquee. New neon & the works.
Our reader has more to add:
Also, I heard that the rent the landlord was asking is rather high (as is the Alabama) and this theatre already has the leveled floor so returning it to theatre status is questionable. They’re probably more accepting of having a theatre than Weingarten, so perhaps the Drafthouse could move in here (better location, in my opinion). I’ve additionally heard, from a friend that managed the video store, that the original balcony still exists above the drop ceiling, so that could be interesting.
Update from Hair Balls: “no tenant is planned for the space. The representative [of theater owner Beeson Properties] merely stated that they were hoping the renovated marquee and exterior would attract a client . . .”
- Just passed history in the making. [Twitter]
- Previously on Swamplot: What’s Playing at the Tower Theatre? and Going Attractions: Hollywood Video Gives Up on the Tower Theatre
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