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Nice pictures, love all that neon, glad to see thats its still up and running.
Cool looking movie house does not look bad to be 70 years old.Bad costumers however is not a new thing, working in the theatre business for Loews in Nashville years ago we had the same problem at horror movies and others.If you show classy movies you get classy customers if you show horror movies you get horror patrons, but as theatre owners know all their money is green.Go to the movies during the week when all the freaks stay home.
The new picture looks much better than the 1982 pic.It may be small but at least its up and running again.
Good to see that it is still being used, and from their website looks real nice,seats over 500 now.
Building looks like a Resturant.
you are right Chuck1231 if the building cannot be used for something else the property it is sitting on is worth a lot itself.
I can give you some good stories about my days working for Loews in Nashville, Tennessee. I started at as a doorman and the Loews Melrose in 1973 @ $1.50 a hour, I ended up working at all 3 houses Loews had there then. I worked my way up the Asst. Manager then Relief Manager and finally up the Manager back at the Loews Melrose were I started.I think my salary was 200.00 a week in 1980.
Wow a brewery where they used to show porno, at least it still an adult business.
I hate to see any theater torn down, but this place was ugly,hope I do not offend anybody who loves this place.
Cool will check them out when posted, I could not find any info on ABC Plitt in C.T. Maybe I am not looking at the right place.
Mike I have many 1-sheets some were sent rolled up in tubes and some were folded and mailed in envelops.I could of had more but did not think about it at the time.We used to throw them away or give them to our friends,what a d-head I was. My wife will ask me what do I want them for? I would not not sell them now even if I needed the money.
Mike you may not know that Nashville has the worst drivers in America. If it just rains everything goes crazy and when it snows look out!!!!!And yes I still have some James Bond 1-sheets, and some lobby banners.The Loews Crescent always had exclusives on the Bond, Rocky,Woody Allen, Pink Panther flicks. we would have done much less business if we ran day and date as no one would come downtown and pay to park if the movies were showing anywhere else.I think Loews paid much higher prints fees for the arrangement.
Lost Memory, thats some funny stuff, in this day of politically correctness I am glad that I did not have to install the letters on that marquee in Atlanta,they did not even let the black actors in “Gone with the Wind” at the “ World Premier” in 1939 as posted above.If there were any protests it only helped at the box office.People got to see what was so bad about the movie.Thanks to the protesters.I worked one movie at the LOEWS CRESCENT that was protested in Nashville, Tennessee. An Al Pacino movie" Crusing"A local preacher was shown on the local news opening night, the next week we were swamped, until it died off it was a pretty bad movie.
Great pictures on this site the 1972 shot of the marquee shows a movie title that would not be used today. Interesting to see also that the Vertical sign was gone and the marquee had been replaced using the 70’s style LOEWS sign.
It good to see that its still open and looks the same.Cool looking Marquee and tower.
Like the name not much info the theater to be as old as it is.
Mike we also showed “Taxi Driver” at the Loews Crescent ran about 14 weeks. It did big business, maybe because at that time the Crescent got exclusive showing no one else in town had the movie.
so they had to come downtown to see the movie We also did that with the James Bond Movies,Pink Panthers and Rockys and many others.Longest run we every had was One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.26 weeks/half a year, it also went to the Loews Melrose and Madsion after it left the Crescent for 3 weeks.
Also Mike I was wondering did you ever have a day that you did not sell any tickets. One time we had a snow storm here in Nashville and the Loews Melrose and Madsion did not even sell 1 ticket. I would have to call Dallas every night from the Crescent to give them our receipts and concessions monies from our e houses here.They thought that I was joking about the $0 receipts. Also our counts from the Crescent that day we sold more concessions than box office they asked how that happened, well we were downtown and would pop our corn about rush hours and open the front doors to let the smell out.People would ask to come in and buy concessions. without
Mike we show an X rated version of Last Tango at the Loews Crescent, it I think sold 63 tickets that week and that was at 5 showings a day.We never did that again. Even the kung fu movies we showed every now and then did more business than it. Some times we would run the show to an empty house,pretty sad,we would run the movie without the carbon arcs on to save rods,we would call the booth to fire up the light if someone came in.Theres no business like no business!!!!!!
Cool story Mike, but how many tickets did they sell?
Mike we had a similar story at the Loews Madison, we started some Disney movie on a friday afternoon. The movie started off just great then when it came time for the second reel BAM it was the second reel of Patton.WE had to close for that afternoon until the correct reel came in.The reels must have come from a milti-plex and they messed up the reels in shipping. The only time I remember us having this problem though.Maybe your Patton reels caused of problem. This was sometime in the late 70"s.WE show the same Disney movie at the Loews Melrose but did not have this problem, we ran day and date with them.
No pictures too bad, will check out the Loews Arlinton site.
Nice 1986 photo,I do not know how it looked inside, but outside it wasn’t very attractive.
Nice 1984 photo, the neon LOEWS sign looked like the ones on the Loews Melrose in Nashville, Tennessee.