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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.
Unkystan If I am not wrong the Loews Paradise never had a marquee as such. Something to do with the city codes there, I read this on their site somewhere,maybe they still can,t.All the other LOEWS WONDERS had marquess and Verticals.
Too bad no one can find any pictures although it had a really good name for a theater.
Thanks for the info.
Patsy by the way the Tennessee and the Loews Crescent were 2 blocks from each other on the same side of Church street, The Tennessee was much larger inside and much nicer. Also the Loews Vendome was at 615 Church Street but it burned in 1967, And Loews took over the lease on the Crescent a little later.WE used to borrow ice from the Tennesee sometimes when we were real busy and they would buy change from us.All the managers new each other and helped each other even though they were our rivals.
Patsy same as all the other cities T.V. V.C.R.s suburb theaters.Not having to pay to park. A 31 story condo is built at the Loews Crescent site now next to the L&C tower Nashvilles first real skyscraper,also 31 stories. It was built in 1955. The Tennessees site is also a high rise condo.Also the Loews Crescent was by no means a movie palace,it had red drapes on the walls and over the screen,it did open and close though.I had a great time working there but that was 30 years or more ago.
Good to see it is restored and back open.Hope to see it someday. Now if they would just do something to the LOEWS KINGS.
Another day in paradise, good to see all the Loews Wonder Theaters are still standing in one way or another.