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Too bad there are no old pictures.
Must be the first Loews State that was named State before they took it over.I have had people ask me about the Loews State and I always have to say which one?
Interesting that it only lasted 20 years.
Nice old pictures,they do not make them like that anymore.
Mike have you ever been to Nashville? It is maybe a BIG CITY now,but it has'nt always been.Like they say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.I remember when we only had one true skyscraper the L & C tower that was right next door to the Loews Crescent.
Mike Parking Lots have very little overhead as you know.But they do make a lot of money in the 10 to 20 years they are in business.Most of the time this money is used to start another business. I friend of mine who used to work for LOEWS, like me works for Central Parking which runs most of the parking lots and garages in Nashville believe me they make lots and lots of money.
You are so right Mike.I have rubbed elbows with a few in the past,and not only country stars.
I found out on my own the Elvis worked and was fired from the LOEWS STATE in Memphis.
Good story of how Marcus Loew built the theatre at the site of his birth.Good history.
Cool 1925 Picture,too bad theres not not more info.
Is this the theatre that Elvis was fired from? I know it was one of the Loews in Memphis.
Interesting before and after pictures.
Now thats a vintage marquee and vertical.
Cool pictures and history.
Good to see that it is still open,if only on the weekends, hope they can just repair the marquee instead of putting up those cheap looking replacements like most old theatres do.
I saw Bambi there when I was very young,I remember that seemed HUGE and DARK and CREEPY and OLD, I guess because it was all those things. I was only 10 when it burned. My grandmother was upset because she had seen Gone With The Wind there many times.She had even gone to the World Premier of G.W.T.W. at the Loews Grand in Atlanta in 1939.It too had a fire in 1978,check its site out if you haven,t.
Joe Voglas post is uncorrect, the Melrose and Belle Meade were sister theatres not twins.The were very simular in size and design but also had their differencs.The whole shopping centers were very much alike when first built,Check out the Belle Meade site and you will see what I mean.
Nice to see that they still have their vertical sign.
Also Clifford single screen and “Downtown” Theatres have been long gone.There are not many “Downtown” movie houses anywhere,anymore,unless you are in New York. I never knew of a Multi-plex in a “Downtown” anywhere.Or an “Uptown” either.
Clifford If you do not know about Marcus Loew. Look him up, he said that we do not sell tickets to movies we sell tickets to Theatres.He is my hero!
Mike I did not know that you were a drive-in man now.
Was looking at the aerial photos, I never thought about how much a drive in looked like a baseball park.
Whats up Mike did you work at this drive-in too?
With the aerials pictures you can see the whole place in one pic.
Mike were you an usher there too?Just kidding.Where are the pictures?