Loew's State Theatre

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 23, 2009 at 4:33 am

Nice shot from the Daily News.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 8:01 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 8:53 am

There was a taxi strike, apparently.

bazookadave
bazookadave on June 12, 2009 at 8:46 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 8:25 am

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

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 14, 2009 at 6:01 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 3:14 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 3:04 pm

Thanks, Bill. Appreciate it.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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

/theaters/2975/

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 2:43 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 1:42 pm

It was the Warner Twin, then. Thanks!!

Kieranx
Kieranx on March 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm

It was the Warner Twin, then. Thanks!!

William
William on March 9, 2009 at 1:17 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 1:06 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.

RickStattler
RickStattler on February 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

On March 26, Swann Auction Galleries will be selling the original design for the neon sign built to advertise the Ben Hur premiere at the Loew’s State in 1959. I thought you might be interested in this image on the Swann site:
View link

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 12, 2008 at 5:18 am

Here’s a new link to a 1937 view of Loew’s State with a second-run movie and vaudeville topped by Jimmy Dorsey & Orchestra. Directly behind in the background are the marquees of the Embassy Newsreel, boasting the latest on the war in China, and the RKO Palace, with a second-run double bill of “Confession” & “Love Under Fire.” In the center background is the Seventh Avenue vertical sign of the Rivoli Theatre: View link

Roloff
Roloff on November 30, 2008 at 4:07 am

Here’s a look at an old postcard from 1963 with the Loew’s (still) playing MUTINY AT THE BOUNTY: View link

markp
markp on November 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I agree with Rory, this place should have NEVER been split. My greatest memory of this place was just before it was twinned. I was on a school trip to see “Doctor Doolittle” with Rex Harrison, and our school was seated in the balcony. What a grand place that was. And to dave-bronx, I think they may refer to it as a ‘cross-section’, but I’m not sure.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on November 12, 2008 at 12:26 pm

One of my clearest memories of Loew’s State 2, aside from the movies I saw there, were the enormous tassels they had on the show curtain. Those tassels were bigger than today’s average multiplex theater :)

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 12, 2008 at 7:20 am

No quotation marks are needed around my name. I haven’t learned to walk on water…yet!

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on November 12, 2008 at 7:09 am

I think Warrens blue drawing is what architects call a ‘section-through’.

Rory
Rory on November 12, 2008 at 6:34 am

It was a sin it got split!