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Iconic Tower Theatre to screen films; "2001: A Space Odyssey" set for Nov. 13

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd St., is Oklahoma City’s most iconic venue. After almost two decades in the dark, it finally reopened. It initially was only a music venue, but film is finally coming back to the Tower.

Stanley Kubrick’s genre-defining masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey will be the first film to screen at the Tower on Monday, November 13th, followed by a 20th-anniversary celebration screening of The Fifth Element. Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy will screen starting December 1st.

Independent film has no real place to call home, but the Tower is looking to change that. The Tower Theatre Cinema plans to showcase 4K screenings of classics, new and old independent films and fan favorites — all organized to be more than just simple film screenings, but community gatherings and events.

Operating partner Stephen Tyler said that the Tower has a rich history that they want to preserve in every film they screen.

“We nod to the past with architectural details and original seats while embracing modern technology with the installation of our 4K projection system,” he said.

Renovations to the Tower Theatre Cinema include a 4K digital projection system, surround sound and a 25’ ceiling recession screen. Along with future plans to restore a 1954 Philips Norelco DP70 projector (capable of running 35mm and 70mm), the pulse is on the future while reminding the past fondly.

Along with popcorn, candy and a full bar, the Tower Theatre Cinema has multiple levels to their future film experiences that simply can’t be replicated in the OKC metro area.

Tickets for next week screenings (with subsequent showings being added) are located on and at the Tower Theatre Box Office located on NW 23rd Street. Doors will open 30 minutes before each screening and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking is available across the street from the theatre, which is located at 425 NW 23rd Street in historic Uptown 23rd.

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