Loew's State Theatre

1014 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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The Loew’s State Theatre opened on October 15, 1927, designed by noted Texas architect Alfred Charles Finn (who also designed the nearby Metropolitan Theatre, opened a year earlier).

Jesse H. Jones gave the principal address, and Mayor Oscar Holcombe spoke. The movie on opening night was “Annie Laurie,” a silent film starring Lillian Gish, followed by an impressive vaudeville show on the stage.

The Houston Loew’s State Theatre closed on October 15, 1972 and was demolished soon after.

Contributed by Stanley Gilmore

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

TLSLOEWS on November 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Cool site nice pictures.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

From the 1940s, a vintage picture postcard view of the Lowe’s State, the Metropolitan and a nice view of downtown Houston on Main Street.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm

A postcard view of Loew’s Theatre along with the Metropolitan in Houston.

TLSLOEWS on April 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Very nice photo Don.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

From the early 1930s a postcard view of the Metropolitan and Loewe’s State in Houston.

TLSLOEWS on November 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

Nice post card Don.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

“WILD ROVERS” and “LAWMAN” playing side by Side.two great westerns on large screens,love the 1971 picture wish the other Theatre was on it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

1970 picture fair,not as good as the 1971.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Nice shot of the Loew’s State verticle blade and the Metropolitan marquee showing “The Ten Commandments” on a recently broadcast episode of The Burns and Allen Show entitled Going to Houston (original airdate 3/25/57.)

Coate on January 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

EnnisCAdkins on August 12, 2008, wrote: “According to several articles I’ve read regarding Houston theatres, GONE WITH THE WIND opened at the Loew’s State in early 1940 and played for over a year in that one theatre. It then moved over to the Kirby for several more months.”

Which articles are making that outrageous claim?

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