Loew's Seventh Avenue Theatre

2081 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard,
New York, NY 10027

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TLSLOEWS on February 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Another Loews that I have no heard of,interesting history.

AlAlvarez on January 21, 2010 at 7:59 am

At the bottom of this page is a mention of the “THE BLUE PEARL” being cancelled when the star had an accident.

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Ziggy on January 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

The “Camille” advertised on the marquee is a silent film from 1926, starring Norma Talmadge. I’m not saying that the 7th Avenue didn’t produce legitimate plays, because I know nothing of this theatre’s history, I’m just saying that the photo you posted shows the theatre advertising a movie, not a play.

Tinseltoes on January 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

The company was known as Loew’s in those days (not Loews). Can anyone provude some specific “legitimate” stage bookings at Loew’s Seventh Avenue?

AlAlvarez on January 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

To clarify,

I don’t see where it says Harlem Casino Theatre here. It was indeed a nightclub before Loews took it over.

The photo is of the Loews movie theatre playing “CAMILLE”. At times during its movie years it would stop showing movies and play legitimate plays. No other Loews house did that.

Ziggy on January 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I don’t understand the first post on this theatre’s page. The 7th Avenue Theatre may have sometimes put on legitimate theater, I don’t know anything about that, but the photo shows the marquee advertising Norma Talmadge’s silent film, “Camille”.

Tinseltoes on January 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I don’t think that “Theatre” was ever part of the name of the Harlem Casino. What is the source of that claim in the introduction? I believe that the Harlem Casino was a nightclub and dance hall when Marcus Loew took over and oonverted the building into a theatre.

AlAlvarez on January 20, 2010 at 7:39 am

The Seventh Avenue, the only Loews house to sometimes play legitimate theatre.

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