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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?
Hey Mike how are you getting all this information, do you work for C.T. now?
Would love to see some photos of when this was a LOEWS house as it was built.Any body got some?
Oh by the way its good to see that this house is still up and running,even if it is shoe box houses as I call them.
Thanks Clifford it is too bad they chopped up these Movie Houses but it was the only way they could make money.I worked for Loews in Nashville,Tennessee way back in the seventies. We only had single screens then, and after the multi-plexs opened we could not keep up no matter what movie we were showing.Big Theatres are a thing of the past I am afraid.
Me to buddy, look forward to seeing them.Will be good to see shots of all the old places instead of pictures of the theatres as what they are now, if they have not been torn down altogether.
Come on Mike get it together!!!!
OK Mike when? I’ll be looking for them