Central Oregon Stars in Film Fest at Tower!


Join us Wednesdays in July as we explore the beautiful scenery of Central Oregon through classic cinematography. Have you ever found the locales in a movie more impressive than the plot or the settings more alluring than the actors? Well, that happens regularly in films shot in picturesque Central Oregon! The Tower Theatre Foundation joins the Deschutes Historical Museum to present a different kind of film festival this July. Titled “Made in Central Oregon,” the Tower screens three examples of our region’s claim to cinematic fame.

“There have been nearly 40 films since 1919 shot in and around our forests, mountains and rivers,” explains Kelly Cannon-Miller, executive director of the Museum. “The area became a popular Hollywood destination starting in the 1950’s because of its eye-catching surroundings and naturally stunning vistas. Sometimes, our landscape turns out to be the best part of the movie!”

Kelly Cannon-Miller will share local anecdotes and historical accounts of when each movie was on-location in the region. Co-host Source Weekly movie reviewer Jared Rasic will set the films in their point in time and proper artistic context. Together, Kelly and Jared will guide viewers through the photographic countryside of Central Oregon and, hopefully, have you appreciating the background scenery just as much as the foreground action.

All shows are reserved seating, you must book your tickets in advance!

​More on whats playing ~

Our first film is ROOSTER COGBURN (...AND THE LADY) July 13 at 7:30 pm.  Click Here to learn more about the film and reserve your tickets today!   

rooster---square.jpg(Released in 1975; rated PG; 108 minutes)

 We follow that with UP THE CREEK July 20 at 7:30 pm. Click Here to learn more about the film and reserve your tickets today!  

Creek---square.jpg(Released in 1984; rated R; 96 minutes) PLEASE NOTE: This movie contains sex, nudity, alcohol and drug use, smoking, and frankly, “unwoke” stereotypes.

Finally we show THE POSTMAN feat. Kevin Costner on July 27 at 7:30 pm. Click Here to learn more about the film and reserve your tickets today!  

Postman---square.jpg (Released in1997; rated R; 177 minutes)