PODCAST: New theater owners talk development in OKC

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Ben Felder
Ben Sellers, David Wanzer and Jonathan Dodson were this week's guests on the Capital City Podcast.

In this week's episode of the Capital City Podcast we talk with David Wanzer, Ben Sellers and Jonathan Dodson, the new owners of the historic Tower Theatre on 23rd St.

The theater has sat vacant for several years and has been viewed as a central piece to the redevelopment of the Uptown 23rd district, which has seen an increase of businesses and restaurants over the past few years.

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Tower Theatre Facts

·         425 N.W. 23rd St.

·         Approx. 30,000 sq. ft.

·         Arguably the finest of Oklahoma City’s early suburban movie theaters

·         Designed by famed architect W. Scott Dunne

·         Opened in July 1937

·         Holds the distinction of hosting the longest running movie in Oklahoma history with an 82-week run of “The Sound of Music” in 1965

·         One year as a live music venue (January 1999 – January 2000)

·         Performances by legendary blues guitarist Bo Diddley and Comedian Tommy Chong

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