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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.
Church street Center was built on this site it was going to be the next big thing it was a bust.It only lasted about 20 years and was torn down. Our main Nashville Library is there now, it faces up Capitol Blvd. looking at the State Capitol Building. Just like the Loews Vendome did.
Just checked this link it worked.Thanks Lost Memory.
Nice to see that it is still there.
Good site great color pic from 1986.
Great color shot of the 46th marquee Jerry Lewis visit. First time I have seen pictures on the post without going to other links to find then. Very cool.
Great picture Warren 1950 Loews..
Tried all the photo links today none of them work. Too bad..interesting reading though.
I worked for Loews for years but did not know that they had any drive-ins till started surfing on C.T.1281 cars must have been a big place.
Great b&w pictures of opening night, they really new how to do things back then, Keg Lights and everything!!!
Also in Mike post about the Melba I do not believe that there were any multiplexs in 1926.They may have twinned these houses but the Loews Park was a brand new quad in 1977.
I had the chance to move to Texas and manage the theater when it was going to open but I turned them down. I stayed in Nashville and Managed the Loews Crescent, Loews Madison, and Loews Melrose at different times of course. I always thought that If I would have gone I would have been Division Manager by know. Loews was great at moving people up in rank, I started working for them at the Loews Melrose as a doorman when I was 15,Red Coat, black pants and bow tie and all the popcorn you could eat. Great times….
Thanks, Chuck 1231 those pictures were taken on Christmas Day 1979.The White building to the right of the theater and the Church next door are still there.Roller Boogie with Linda Blair yea ha!!!!!
Thanks for the info Ron. I know who Marcus Loews was I worked for Loews Theaters in Nashville ,Tennessee from 1973 to 1980. I was just wondering if they were related somehow. I knew Marcus died in 1927.Check out C.T.s site of the Loews Crescent Loews Madsion and Loews Melrose if you have not seen them.I work at all of them ay some time.
Great before and after shots of the Loews Ohio and State and the Palace in 1956.
You are right CWalczac C.T. just updated this info, thanks again to them.They do a great job.They sent me an e-mail confirming these changes.
Thanks for the up date C.T. The pictures links above are not the 1st. Crescent on 5th. ave. They are of the Crescent on 415 Church St.Known as the LOEWS CRESCENT at that time. I know this info is correct because I was the Asst. Manager at that time.Met my wife to be there also.
Very nice color shot from 1958. Who was E.M.Loews?
The info on this page is wrong this Crescent theater is long gone at 217 Fifth Ave.The Crescent at 415 church street was aka the Princess, Crescent and Loews Crescent, also Crescent Cineramia for a while. C.T. has a page calles Loews Crescent that has much better info.Needs to be updated.
Loews used to do the same thing. They would advertise the movie that they were playing and also put like see this movie such and such at the Loews whatever.They had large marquees back then so they had the room to cross ad.
Thanks for the info,Unkystan
In regards to an early post “A HARD DAYS NIGHT” played at the Paramont, but it also played at the LOEWS VENDOME I saw the records fro the Vendome that we stored at the Loews Crescent after the Vendome burned But the records did not burn in the fire.It sold a lot of tickets..
At one time there were 4 theaters on the same side of Church Street.The Crescent,The Tennessee,Loews Vendome, and the Paramont all in operation,also there was an adult house that I won,t name.
Patsy click on to my personal link tlsloews and look at my list of comment theaters you can click on LOEWS VENDOME and pull up its C.T. site that way if you cannot find it.