OKLAHOMA CITY – Built in 1931,the Tower Theatre has been a landmark on N.W. 23rd St. for over 70 years and now it is getting a bit of a facelift.
This isn’t the first time the theatre has seen a update but it has been a while.
The facility was last renovated in 1968 before being abandoned in 1989.
It was left to deteriorate for over 20 years until it was purchased by a pair of brothers with a big idea.
Mike and Marty Dillion have known what they want to do with the theatre for a while but plans had been on hold.
They say they were waiting on federal and state funding to restore the building to its previous glory.
While federal funding is still on hold, they are now being backed by Quail Creek Bank.
By mid-summer of next year, the brothers plan to finish the first round of construction on shops around the theatre.
The second phase of the project will focus on the Tower Theatre itself.
However, they haven’t released information on a completion date yet.