Loew's State Theatre

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Strange how Jack Lemmon did not get his name up in lights for the movie “Phffft”. I thought he and Judy Holliday were the stars of that film.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Here is a December 1954 photo from Life magazine:
http://tinyurl.com/kjgrfk

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

Lost, I hope you had a good night’s sleep, because guess what — link stinks. Again.

jomalley
jomalley on July 28, 2009 at 8:31 am

I cut school and saw a British import titled Venom with Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed in 1982 in the upper theater. I was the only one there in what still remained a very large, opulent, and cavernous space!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Yes, photo posted on 7/26/09 is the one entitled “House from Stage.”

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I saw it last night and it’s a beauty. Full auditorium view taken from the front/stage area.

edblank
edblank on July 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Not sure if it’s just me, but I haven’t been able to open that file last night or throughout this morning, Yorkville. Would really like to see the photo.

MisterShmi
MisterShmi on July 26, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Here’s an inside view around the 1960’s:
View link

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 23, 2009 at 10:33 am

Nice shot from the Daily News.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Here is a January 1936 photo from the NY Daily News:
http://tinyurl.com/nmhrm3

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

There was a taxi strike, apparently.

bazookadave
bazookadave on June 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Wow, I wish the streets were that empty all the time! Must have been taken on a Sunday morning.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Here is a 1949 photo from Life magazine:
http://tinyurl.com/kqjg8p

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm

But I’d take that look in a heartbeat if it meant having a movie theater in Times Square once more. It’s still hard to believe there isn’t one left in the entire Square.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 9, 2009 at 9:14 pm

You’re welcome, Kieran. I’m proud to say I saw 70mm Cinerama there, once: “Krakatoa East of Java” in 1969. Sure wish it was “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World”, though.

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Thanks, Bill. Appreciate it.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

It’s listed under its original name, the Strand:

/theaters/2975/

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

William (or someone)– can you tell me what the RKO Warner Twin is listed under on this website? I tried RKO, I tried Warner… can’t seem to find it. Thanks.

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

It was the Warner Twin, then. Thanks!!

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

It was the Warner Twin, then. Thanks!!

William
William on March 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome opened on July 10th, 1985.
RKO Century’s Warner Twin In Times Square in 70MM
Loew’s 84th Street Six in 70MM
Cinema 5’s Beekman in 70MM
Cinema 5’s Murray Hill in 70MM

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 7:06 pm

This is random, but does anyone know if Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome played at this theater in the summer of 1985? I was going to summer school in Manhattan (up from Florida) and we used to go to the movies after we got out school for the day. The only two movies I saw in TS were Mad Max and Fright Night. Cannot remember where Fright Night was but it was surrounded by a bunch of porn theaters around 47-49th streets, but I have a feeling Mad Max may have been at the State. If anyone knows if it played there, I’d appreciate it.