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TLSLOEWS commented about National Hills Theatre on Nov 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Cool story Mike, but how many tickets did they sell?

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TLSLOEWS commented about Imperial Theatre on Nov 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

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.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Morse Road on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

No pictures too bad, will check out the Loews Arlinton site.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Ames Theater on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Nice 1986 photo,I do not know how it looked inside, but outside it wasn’t very attractive.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loews West on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Nice 1984 photo, the neon LOEWS sign looked like the ones on the Loews Melrose in Nashville, Tennessee.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Theatre on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Great picture posted by Zack. The marquee looked great, different from most Loews marquees.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Tennessee Theater on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

Another irony I just thought of is that many old theatres are now churchs. The Ryman the home of the “Grand Ole Opry” for many years was built as a church. There was even talk of tearing it down at one time after the Opry left. But it was fixed up and is still used for concerts. Even the “Grand Ole Opry” has their shows there every so often. What goes around comes around I guess.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Tennessee Theater on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:26 am

Patsy it is funny that you said that I have lived in Nashville all my life and I have never been to the Grand Ole Opry. I have been to other shows at the Ryman and the “New” Opry house though.It a tourist thing most people that live here do not care much about the Opry.Johnny Cash used to bring his kids to the Loews Madsion almost every Saturday when he was in town and no one seemed to even notice him.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 39: Tampa) on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:05 am

The Crescent theater had Cinerama in the late 50-s and early 60.s know as the Crescent Cinerama. 3-projectors in Nashville,Tennessee.This theater later went back to 2 projectors as the Loews Crescent. The Bellmeade Theater also showed 3- strip for a while. The only 2 in Nashville to do this.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Midland Theatre on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

Great slideshow kcfan, loved the this is not an exit sign.Hard to believe that this was a bowling alley for a while.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Nov 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Mike you mentioned “CRUSING” in an earlier post we also opened this movie at the LOEWS CRESCENT on a friday it did not do much business that day. But a local preacher protested in front of the theater and got on the local news that night,it was great free advertising for us because we were slamed for about the next week, I guess people just had to see what was so bad about this movie, the trouble was the movie was bad and quickly died off.Sorry Al Pacino.

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TLSLOEWS commented about National Hills Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Mike you posts remind me of when we showed some dumb Kung Fu movie we showed the movie a whole week with 2 of the reels out of order and no body knew the difference or complained.Also when we showed “THE LAST WALTZ” a concert movie I called the booth to turn up the volume and the union man in the booth said no.Our city manager called the union the next day and we got the volume right for the rest of the run.LOUD.Did the same when we showed a PINK FLOYD movie.Those union guys thought they owned the place.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Crescent Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I do not know if this is some kind of record but I remember that we showed “One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest” for 26 weeks,half a year,them it moved to the Loews Melrose and Loews Madison for 3 more weeks.I must have seen the end of this movie at least a hundred times.We were still doing good business when we finally changed movies.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Calvin Opera House on Nov 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Nice to see thats its still being used after all this time.

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TLSLOEWS commented about AMC Loews Waterfront 22 on Nov 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm

The theater must be in a rough part of town. Sounds like bad planning.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Porn films burnt at 60-year-old drive-in on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Old porn cool.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Ramsey Cinema on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Looked much better with the old marquee, but at least its still in business.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:03 am

Is this going to be at the LOEWS JERSEY it does not say on the post listed above?

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TLSLOEWS commented about Indiana Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:57 am

You comments are so right Indiana Theater, most people do not have a clue to the costs and labor involved in cleaning and maintenance of a large space as a theater.They think that the owner is getting rich off the box office and concessions.They do not know that most theater owners are in it for the love of it and not the money. Good luck to you hope you can keep thinks going.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Famous Theater on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

This could also be listed as the Famous Adult Theater or the Famous Porno Theater.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

You can take the Loews name off the theater, but most people will call it that anyway.The Sears Tower is still called Sears although they have nothing to do with it anymore.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Loew's American Theatre on Nov 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Marcus Loew had it going on.So did his buddy William Morris.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Regency Mall Cinema I-II-III on Nov 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm

We always called them “Candy Girls” NO guys worked the stands in those days for us.

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TLSLOEWS commented about National Hills Theatre on Nov 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Mike you ought to write a book about this theater. Well you almost have with all the posts on this site.If you post any pictures let me know.

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TLSLOEWS commented about Regency Mall Cinema I-II-III on Nov 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Mike I also met my wife to be in 1979 at the Loews Crescent,she came to work there at the concession manager.She worked for Ogden food services who ran our stands.We had some employees that worked for Ogden and Loews so some got two checks a week.Or in those days Loews hourly employees got paid in cash although we would take out taxes and S.S.We would pay them out of Friday night receipts.I got a check every two weeks as I was on a salary.