Locally-Owned Tower Theatres Closing This Week, to Be Replaced by Phoenix-based Harkins Theatres

Tower Theatres at Arizona Pavilions in Marana announced today, via its website, that it will be closing this week, Thursday, March 28.

From mytowertheatres.com:

We must humbly express our sadness that this Thursday, March 28th, 2013, we are closing Tower Theatres.

We have celebrated five years, three months and 21 days as your center for Hollywood entertainment. Our little 12 screen building has served the community not just movies but private screenings, birthday parties, high school events, lock-ins, summer kids clubs (TREEHOUSE!), movie premieres, local independent films and as the host of Cornerstone Church for over 4 years.


It has been a pleasure to serve your community while doing one of the most enjoyable of American pastimes; watching movies. It is this shared experience that swallows our hearts and minds and sets us free into other worlds. It is why movies will always be with us.

Please continue supporting movies and experience them as directors everywhere envision them: in the theatre.

Kent Edwards,
Managing Partner

From Inside Tucson Business:

"We'd been facing bankruptcy over the past three years," Edwards said in a phone interview, referencing a foreclosure notice and sale the theater faced in 2010.

"We thought we had worked our way out of it, but the landlord [Marana Cinemas Associates] decided to go a different direction and asked us to move."

According to Edwards, Phoenix-based Harkins Theatres is in talks with the landlord, and should be in the space by May.

"We're disappointed that it didn't work out, but we want to thank everyone who supported us," Edwards said. "We're still going to be operating Grant Cinemas at Crossroads and Oracle View, and we hope that people will continue to support us there."