An iconic theater and one of the signature buildings of the city of Fresno, the Tower Theater opened in 1939 as a member of the 20th Century Fox chain. The theater was restored with authentic art deco murals, backlit etched glass panels, and sculpted aluminum. The restoration occurred during the early 1990s as community members sponsored local fundraisers and secured grants for historic preservation. The Tower Theater is now a performing arts center with nightly shows and tours available simply by calling the box office.