Loew's State Theatre

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

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 8:34 am

From LIFE (1944), an unusaul view of Loew’s State can be seen here -
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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm

“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 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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 28, 2009 at 7:21 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 6:50 pm

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 28, 2009 at 6:23 am

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

jomalley
jomalley on July 28, 2009 at 5:31 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 11:00 am

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

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

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 10:00 am

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 5:29 pm

Here’s an inside view around the 1960’s:
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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 23, 2009 at 7:33 am

Nice shot from the Daily News.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 11:53 am

There was a taxi strike, apparently.

bazookadave
bazookadave on June 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

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 11:25 am

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

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 14, 2009 at 9:01 am

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 6:14 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 6:04 pm

Thanks, Bill. Appreciate it.