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  • <p>An ad for Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” at the Loew’s Tower East.<br>From the 11/23/63 issue of the NY Daily News</p>
  • <p>Me a long time ago…… late 80’s I bet..</p>
  • <p>The theater went from deluxe house to three boxes called “studios” in 1975. But that move saved the theater not long thereafter allowing it to have an auditorium for Blaxploitation and an auditorium for porno chic adult films. The latter were winners for the Loews which held on downtown for another three years. Under independent run, the Studio Triplex would be one of the most memorable grindhouses in Dallas' exhibition history playing double features of exploitation films and scheduling in such a way as to allow un unscrupulous patron to pay $2 and sneaking around to see five or all six films playing.</p>
  • <p>The manager of the Loew’s Downtown Theater put the size of the marquee to the test with the June 6, 1969 public grand opening as the first film was, “Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies.” As you can see, the marquee was up to the challenge.</p>
  • <p>If one booking / advertisement could sum up the history of the Loew’s Studio Triplex, this was it. First of all, the X-rated Emmanuelle played 10 months as Loews found its downtown audience playing porno chic. Second, Emmanuelle’s run was long enough that a sequel —Emmanuelle 2: The Joys of a Woman — was produced and showed at the Loew’s on another screen simultaneously. And what exactly was on screen 2? Obviously, it wasn’t rated X so it just didn’t matter that much.</p>
  • <p>FDR on his way to dedicate The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September 1940</p>
  • <p>1926 grand opening ad as Melba</p>
  • <p>Loew’s State 1950. Photo courtesy of Lincoln Land Facebook page.</p>
  • <p>The new Robert Aldrich thriller opens at the beautiful Loew’s Theatre. From the Tampa Tribune dated September 12, 1969.</p>