Photos favorited by TLSLOEWS

  • <p>Note the curved canopy which showed the live acts.  Other photos show the film title on banners rather than on the marquee.  Next door is the second Bijou theatre.  Library image used with permission.</p>
  • <p>Second Marquee.  Note the coming attraction is “Love Me Tender” which is said to have had a private showing for Elvis Presley and friends before the national premiere in this theatre.  Private collection, used with permission.</p>
  • <p>Note that Loew’s has sold the theatre and the vertical has been altered to read “State.”  Private collection, used with permission.</p>
  • <p>This photo was taken in April 1973. The description at bottom says it all. Three years later Tampa Theatre would close as a commercial movie house. Not many people today are aware just how dangerously close the theatre came to a date with the wrecking ball.</p>
  • <p>Photo by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre from TIME, 2009</p>
  • <p>On the left side of the picture there are the FOX , the Orpheum , the Paramount , Warfield Theatres. On the right side of the picture you can see the Embassy Theatre.</p>