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This is great. looks like another one not getting the wrecking ball.
Good stories Mike if you are ever in Nashville look me up we had our popcorn machines right at the concession stands,used coconut oil to pop with.Cool pictures of the IMPERIAL.
Not me brother.I will check out the theaters you mentioned.
Cool come on up.
Once again great old pictures and info.
Great site posted by Lost Memory,went on looking for the Loews Commodore end up seeing the Doors @ Fillmore East.
Nice site and pictures,those were the days!
Great shot of the drive-in, very neat design, Loews even had cool “open-air” theaters.
Loved those old pictures wish I could have been there.
Good site New York New York.
Hey Mike I have tried to show my wife cue marks on old movies on T.V. I will point them out but she never sees them. Check out the Tennessee Theatre in Nashville site if you havent already.
Mike appreciate your comment I am 52 years old now and wish I was still in that business,I had the chance to move to Dallas with LOEWS but turned them down, They were opening a new quad, looked it up on C.T. and it has already been closed and tore down.The new houses do not seem to last too long.
I wonder if Castro ever goes there?
Porno at the Globe all right then.
Very cool site.Lots of history there.
Nice picture Tom. Looks good that they left the FOX vertical on the building.
Nice pictures of the Woodland I grew up near there and it closed as a theater before I was born and I am not that young my dad would tell me about it because he was born on Woodland street.
After the Loews Vendome burned in 1967, Loews took over the lease of the Crescent down the street. We still had the weekly reports from the Vendome stored there as they were not distroyed in the fire.
In an earlier post it was mentioned that there was not a theater know as LOEWS. There was the LOEWS VENDOME was known to most locals as just The Loews. It faced up Capitol Bvld. looking directly at the Nashville, Tennessee Capitol building.I also used to have some seats from the Paramount that me and a friend took out as they were tearing down the building.We worked for Loews at the LOEWS CRESCENT down church street. I do not know what happen to them though.
This building was the Donelson Theater. It is an office building now.The bowing alley is still going I think.
Adding to the above comment the Melrose and Bellemeade were built in the early 40,s the Inglewood about 10 years later.
The Inglewood Theater was the only house in Nashville that had a “Cry” room for babys. It was not a sister theater to the Melrose or Bellmeade they looked very different.IT mave have been build by Crescent Amusement Company though any info out there.
Not many single screens left. This house looks well kept and was once owned by Henry Fondas wife how cool.
Thanks Ken, very interesting site. At least in London when they tear down an old theater they built a new one at the same site.Can not say that for the good old U.S.of A.