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

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DonLewis
DonLewis on July 18, 2009 at 1:30 am

A view from 1970 of Loew’s and the Met in Houston.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Cool site nice pictures.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 21, 2010 at 9:44 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.

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Very nice photo Don.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 13, 2010 at 11:14 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Nice post card Don.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 27, 2011 at 8:16 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 8:18 pm

1970 picture fair,not as good as the 1971.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 4, 2011 at 10:57 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.)

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