Loew's State Theatre

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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William
William on August 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm

There is the first word in the above post.

William
William on August 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm

The is some form of a sign above the marquee for a movie. But Darryl F. Zanuck would be proud that “Wilson” signs was plastered everywhere. “Kismet” was playing over at the Astor Theatre. The picture would be late Aug. or Sept 1944.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm

What’s unusual is that I can hardly see the State — but the Victoria /theaters/2945/ across the street (playing “Wilson”) is pretty clear.

raybradley
raybradley on August 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

From LIFE (1944), an unusaul view of Loew’s State can be seen here -
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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2009 at 3:45 am

It’s still a great shot, though. Thanks, Ken.

It was only Jack’s second film. For his fourth film, “Mister Roberts”, he won an Oscar.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

That’s probably right. I saw the movie but it was years ago at some repertory place in Philly.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:29 am

“It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy”, I think. That’s from memory, so I might be a little off.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 3:22 am

He was still relatively unknown, as I recall. I think his first film was in 1952, so perhaps he didn’t merit star billing.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2009 at 3:21 am

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 29, 2009 at 2:50 am

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm

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

jomalley
jomalley on July 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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 7:00 pm

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 27, 2009 at 6:10 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 6:00 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 27, 2009 at 1:29 am

Here’s an inside view around the 1960’s:
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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Nice shot from the Daily News.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 7:53 pm

There was a taxi strike, apparently.

bazookadave
bazookadave on June 12, 2009 at 7:46 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 7:25 pm

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

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 14, 2009 at 5:01 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.