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I think its great another old Loews is is still there and being used today. Why do we keep tearing down all the cool stuff and building condos, Thats right I know $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Love this site I am an old theater man myself. Worked for LOEWS many years but love all the old and new movie houses.This site keeps me out of the bars and off the street,just kidding.Great work keep it coming!
Maybe they should call it the Grand Gopher.
Gopher what a name, nice looking movie house though.
Oh the good old days the stories I could tell you about my days with the “LOEWS” gang in Nashville, it would be rated at least a “R”.Our theaters also ways smelled funny and I do not mean popcorn.
Telephone Road Drive-In, this was before cell-phones I believe.Must have been a good place.
Hey Tim, Money is why! In he old days the owners gave you a place that was better than the movie you were watching,much better, all the new movie houses are like shoe boxes. All they care about is the box office and candy stand.You are lucky to be getting a new house in Downtown L.A. All the downtown movie houses closed in Nashville in the late 70’s.Enjoy the show!
Another one bites the dust!!!!!!!
If it is that bad I want to see it!!Free advertisment!!!!!!
when i worked for Loews in the late 70’s We would hire a protester to stand in front of the house, it would be shown on the local news and we had much more attendance than if nobody had heard about it.
By the M.G.M was and is METRO-GOLDWIN_MAYER.
Adults at a University that would be something NEW!Thanks Tim E.
Hey Chris look up Marcus Loew. He was the 1st. M in M.G.M.
Thanks Chris, as “Max Loew” said we sell tickets to “Theaters not Movies” check him out! Would like to see the mighty Arclight.Look at these and see what a theater really was. Lots of Love.Terry Smith at
Tim Thanks for the info.I did not mean any harm! I used to work for LOEWS THEATERS in the U.S.’s WE closed one house that started showing porno and the new owner did not take down the LOEWS SIGNS, it looked as if we were doing it,hope you have a good day!
Yes i like it.Thanks for the responce!!!
The Chain this house was built by the Crescent Amusement Co.Any ifo on them would be great!
Thanks Cinematreasures for the update for seating.It may have had more seating before it was updated for cinerama but it could not had had over 1000 seats.It wasn’t big enough.Love you site!
Great pictures of the LOEWS STATE. Too bad the Vertical sign was gone.Those were the days!!!!!!!
The Crescent did have Cinerama for a short while I worked there in the late 70,s. The booth had 3 windows but were not used at that time. We even ran 20 minute reels until we got the hour reels 3 reels on-one we still used the carbon arc projectors we had to keep the stubs of the rods to be recycled.LOEWS was very strict about this it must have been a major expence.Many great times in this house.
After the Tennessee Theater stopped showing movies they had some concerts there, Bonnie Raitt,Ricky Nelson,and others, I used to get in free, I knew some people that worked these shows and some of the Police that were used for security.I was the Asst. Manager at the Loews Crescent just down the street, the cops would let me in because we used to let them in our shows if they showed their badges.This was a great theater. Too bad it only lasted about 27 years.T>V> Vcrs, and suburb houses put all the downtown theaters out of business.
Also the seating numbers are wrong the Loews Crescent had 830 seats, 415 a side. I know I used to work there.
In the opening statement about this theater it needs to be corrected that Loews did not shut down the Crescent in 1972 it was more like 1980-1981, and Martin Theaters took it over for just a short time.Martin Theaters used to run several houses in Tennessee including the Tennessee Theater also on Church Street this was their Flagship house.
I worked at the LOEWS MELROSE in Nashville, Tennessee back in the day. Its marquee letters were metal and we had a very large room that they were stored in. The large letters were very heavy to me when I used to change the marquee of course i was just a skinny teenager back then. I also worked at the LOEWS CRESCENT and LOEWS MADISON but the had lightweight plastic letters.Red at the Crescent and black at the Madison.
Nice picture must have been remodeled out side looks too new to be so old.