Tower Hopes to Recapture Reputation as S.L.'s Premiere Art House

Deseret News, 26 July 1991, page W3

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On 26 July 1991, Greg Tanner reopened the 480-seat Tower, hoping to recapture the theater's reputation as Salt Lake City's premiere movie art house. Tanner also operated the Blue Mouse, which was a small screening room in the basement of a building, and Cinema in Your Face!, which had the stigma of once being a soft-core porn theater. Of the Tower, Tanner said, "I think that Salt Lake has never had a high-quality art theater. Not since the Tower held that satus in the '60s. We feel there will be a lot more support for an arts theater here." Before reopening the Tower, Tanner improved the projection equipment, renovated the lobby and rest rooms, and fixed electrical and plumbing problems. He still hoped to do work on the marquee, the ceiling in the auditorium, and the sound system.