Loew's Grand Theatre

157 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30303

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StanMalone
StanMalone on December 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

You would be amazed at how many people think GWTW had its premiere at the Fox. I saw a star of one of the stage shows greeting the crowd from the Fox stage and saying how great it was to be performing at the theatre where GWTW opened. Crowd loved it of course, and I never heard anyone comment about it.

Coate
Coate on December 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

“Gone With the Wind”… Happy 75th! Premiered here this day in 1939.

Rstewart
Rstewart on November 10, 2013 at 8:37 am

The Georgia-Pacific Building sits on the site.

Willburg145
Willburg145 on November 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

How convenient that a fire broke out the same time as they were trying to save it. What occupies this site now?

ELawrimore
ELawrimore on August 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

I have just obtained a picture of Rhett and Scarlett and waxed in the middle of the picture is a ticket to the show from 1939. Can anyone help me with this. I don’t know if it’s worth anything or not. There is a picture of it as my avatar. Thanks for your help.

RSM3853
RSM3853 on March 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

1972-1975 Films at Loew’s Grand – Atlanta (Dates are the opening week’s Wednesday)(Research from microfilms of The Atlanta Constitution). 12/22/71 Soul Soldier 01/12/72 Hot Pants Holiday 01/19/72 My Old Man’s Place 01/26/72 J. W. Coop 02/09/72 Cry Uncle 02/23/72 Mark of the Devil 03/22/72 The Love Cult 03/29/72 The Ten Commandments 04/19/72 Georgia, Georgia 05/03/72 Buck and the Preacher 05/31/72 The Legend of “Black” Charley 07/19/72 Night of the Lepus 08/02/72 Blacula 08/30/72 Melinda 10/18/72 The Swinging Stewardesses 11/01/72 The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met 11/08/72 Trouble Man 12/20/72 Black Gunn 01/24/73 Slaughter/Blacula 01/31/73 Last House on the Left 02/21/73 Shaft/Shaft’s Big Score 02/28/73 Wattstax 04/18/73 The Mack 05/30/73 Charley One-Eye 06/13/73 The Soul of “Black” Charley 06/27/73 Scream, Blacula, Scream 08/01/73 Cleopatra Jones 09/26/73 Kung Fu—The Invisible Fist/Duel of the Iron Fist 10/10/73 The Spook Who Sat by the Door 11/07/73 Coffy/The Mack 12/05/73 The Karate Killer 12/19/73 Hell Up in Harlem 01/23/74 Bamboo Gods and Iron Men 02/06/74 Black Belt Jones 03/13/74 The Dragon’s Vengeance 03/20/74 Street Gangs of Hong Kong 03/27/74 Deranged 04/03/74 Three Tough Guys 04/24/74 Thomasine and Bushrod 05/15/74 Mark of the Devil, Part II 05/29/74 Africa Uncensored 06/12/74 The Take 06/19/74 The Mandarin Magician 06/26/74 The Exorcist 07/24/74 The Education of Sonny Carson 08/14/74 Black Samson 09/11/74 Sting of the Dragon Masters/Attack of the Kung Fu Girls 09/25/74 Lady Sings the Blues/Education of Sonny Carson 10/02/74 Zatoichi—The Blind Swordsman 10/16/74 The House on Skull Mountain 11/06/74 The Street Fighter 11/20/74 The Black Dragon 12/11/74 The Chinese Mechanic/The Mandarin Magician 12/18/74 Boss Nigger 01/22/75 Serpico/Death Wish 01/29/75 The Devil’s Nightmare/In the Devil’s Garden 02/12/75 Bogard 02/26/75 The Beast Must Die/Seizure 03/05/75 Report to the Commissioner 03/19/75 Force Four 04/09/75 Enter the Dragon/Red Sun 04/16/75 Nigger Lover 04/30/75 The Candy Tangerine Man 05/21/75 Pop Goes the Weasel 06/04/75 Bug 06/11/75 Lepke 06/25/75 Bruce Lee and I 07/02/75 Superdude 07/23/75 Get Nigger Rich on # 666 07/30/75 Ali, the Man…Ali, the Fighter 08/13/75 Cooley High 10/15/75 Let’s Do It Again 12/24/75 Aaron Loves Angela (My research stops at the end of 1975 – if anyone can cover the remaining films, it would be nice. A few of these “Blaxploitation” titles were a little offensive, using a word I wouldn’t use, but I copied them as they were.)

RSM3853
RSM3853 on March 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

1967-1971 Films at Loew’s Grand – Atlanta (Dates are the opening week’s Wednesday)(Research from microfilms of The Atlanta Constitution). 12/21/66 The Bible 05/24/67 The Way West 06/14/67 Gunn 06/28/67 Barefoot in the Park 08/02/67 Up the Down Staircase 08/30/67 The Bobo 09/13/67 Darling/Dear John 09/27/67 Ski on the Wild Side 10/04/67 Gone With the Wind 07/10/68 Doctor Dolittle 09/18/68 Helga 10/16/68 Duffy 11/06/68 Star! 02/05/69 The Lion in Winter 06/25/69 The Wild Bunch 07/23/69 The April Fools 08/20/69 Ben-Hur 09/17/69 Chastity 10/01/69 The Oblong Box 10/15/69 Change of Mind 10/29/69 Two Gentlemen Sharing 11/12/69 Sweden, Heaven, and Hell 11/19/69 Angel, Angel…Down We Go 12/03/69 The Comic 12/10/69 True Grit/El Dorado 12/17/69 Hello, Dolly! 04/22/70 The Liberation of L. B. Jones 05/20/70 A Man Called Horse 06/17/70 The Grasshopper 07/08/70 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 08/12/70 Chisum 09/02/70 Count Yorga, Vampire 09/16/70 The Man from C.O.T.T.O.N. (Purlie Victorious) 09/23/70 King 09/30/70 I Am Curious (Yellow) 10/07/70 Mondo Cane I/Mondo Cane II 10/14/70 Threesome 11/04/70 a.k.a. Cassius Clay 11/11/70 Trog/Taste the Blood of Dracula 11/18/70 WUSA 12/23/70 There Was a Crooked Man… 01/13/71 The Great White Hope 02/10/71 Doctors' Wives 03/10/71 A Man Called Sledge 03/24/71 The Great White Hope 04/07/71 Brother John 04/28/71 Lawrence of Arabia 05/12/71 Watermelon Man/The Liberation of L. B. Jones 05/19/71 Daddy, Darling 05/26/71 The Abominable Dr. Phibes 06/09/71 Cat O' Nine Tails 06/23/71 Big Jake 07/22/71 The Seven Minutes 08/04/71 The Omega Man 09/08/71 Riot/Up Tight 09/15/71 The Red Tent 09/22/71 Let’s Scare Jessica to Death 09/29/71 Black Jesus 10/06/71 The Great White Hope/100 Rifles 10/13/71 High Yellow 10/27/71 Planet of the Apes/Beneath the Planet of Apes 11/03/71 Skin Game 11/24/71 Man in the Wilderness 12/22/71 Soul Soldier

RSM3853
RSM3853 on March 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

1963-1966 Films at Loew’s Grand – Atlanta (Dates are the opening week’s Wednesday)(Research from microfilms of The Atlanta Constitution). 12/26/62 Billy Rose’s Jumbo 01/23/63 Who’s Got the Action? 02/06/63 The Password is Courage 02/13/63 Diamond Head 03/06/63 Days of Wine and Roses 03/27/63 The Courtship of Eddie’s Father 04/10/63 The Birds 05/08/63 The Ugly American 05/15/63 Come Fly With Me 05/29/63 Hud 06/19/63 Flipper 07/03/63 PT 109 07/17/63 Donovan’s Reef 07/31/63 A Gathering of Eagles 08/14/63 Captain Sindbad 08/28/63 The Haunting 09/11/63 Wall of Noise 09/18/63 Show Boat/The Great Caruso 09/25/63 The VIPs 11/06/63 Twilight of Honor 11/20/63 The Wheeler Dealers 12/11/63 Common Law Wife 12/18/63 Rose Marie/Julius Caesar 12/25/63 The Prize 01/22/64 Children of the Damned 02/05/64 Any Number Can Win 02/12/64 Love with the Proper Stranger 03/11/64 Mail Order Bride 03/18/64 Shock Treatment 03/25/64 The Molesters 04/08/64 Don’t Give Up the Ship/Rock-A-Bye Baby 04/15/64 Night Must Fall 04/29/64 Tamahine 05/13/64 The Thin Red Line 05/27/64 Lady in a Cage 06/10/64 Viva Las Vegas 07/08/64 Robin and the Seven Hoods 08/05/64 The New Interns 08/19/64 A House is Not a Home 09/02/64 Of Human Bondage 09/30/64 The Visit 10/14/64 Fate is the Hunter 10/28/64 The Young Lovers 11/11/64 The Outrage 12/02/64 Guns at Batasi 12/09/64 Four Days in November 12/16/64 Gold for the Caesars 12/23/64 Kiss Me, Stupid 01/20/65 Quick, Before It Melts 01/27/65 Get Yourself a College Girl 02/10/65 36 Hours 03/03/65 Signpost to Murder 03/10/65 Psycho 03/31/65 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 04/14/65 Girl Happy 05/05/65 Masquerade 05/12/65 Young Cassidy 05/19/65 Dr. No/From Russia, With Love 06/23/65 The Yellow Rolls-Royce 07/28/65 Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 08/04/65 Operation Crossbow 08/25/65 Help! 09/15/65 Billie 09/22/65 Never on Sunday/Topkapi 09/29/65 Paris Secret 10/06/65 The Reward 10/13/65 The Hallelujah Trail 11/03/65 The Nanny 11/17/65 King Rat 12/01/65 Master of Horror/Master of Terror 12/08/65 Grand Hotel/Dinner at 8 12/22/65 Do Not Disturb 01/12/66 Tom Jones/Irma La Douce 01/26/66 The Heroes of Telemark 02/09/66 Lord Love a Duck 02/23/66 A Patch of Blue 03/30/66 Doctor Zhivago 12/21/66 The Bible

RSM3853
RSM3853 on March 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

1960-1962 Films at Loew’s Grand – Atlanta (Dates are the opening week’s Wednesday)(Research from microfilms of The Atlanta Constitution). 12/30/59 Solomon and Sheba 01/27/60 The Last Angry Man 02/03/60 Never So Few 02/17/60 Suddenly, Last Summer 03/16/60 Who Was that Lady? 04/06/60 Home From the Hill 04/20/60 The Unforgiven 05/04/60 Please Don’t Eat the Daisies 05/25/60 The Gallant Hours 06/08/60 The Giant of Marathon 06/15/60 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 06/22/60 Macumba Love 06/29/60 Bells are Ringing 07/20/60 Pollyanna 08/10/60 Elmer Gantry 08/31/60 The Time Machine 09/14/60 Pay or Die 09/21/60 The Angel Wore Red 09/28/60 Hell to Eternity 10/05/60 Night Fighters 10/12/60 The Magnificent Seven 10/26/60 Let No Man Write My Epitaph 11/02/60 Ruby 11/09/60 Where the Hot Wind Blows 11/16/60 Butterfield 8 12/14/60 The Facts of Life 12/28/60 Where the Boys Are 01/18/61 Village of the Damned 01/25/61 A Fever in the Blood 02/01/61 The Misfits 02/22/61 The Great Imposter 03/01/61 Go Naked in the World 03/08/61 Gone With the Wind 04/26/61 The Alamo 05/17/61 Cimarron 05/24/61 The Young Savages 06/07/61 Atlantis, the Lost Continent 06/14/61 The Last Sunset 06/28/61 Morgan the Pirate 07/05/61 Two Rode Together 07/12/61 The Naked Edge 07/26/61 Tammy Tell Me True 08/09/61 The Honeymoon Machine 08/16/61 The Thief of Bagdad 08/23/61 Ada 09/06/61 Goodbye Again 09/13/61 The Young Doctors 09/20/61 A Thunder of Drums 09/27/61 Paris Holiday 10/04/61 Claudelle Inglish 10/11/61 Bridge to the Sun 10/18/61 Back Street 11/08/61 Town Without Pity 11/22/61 Bachelor in Paradise 12/06/61 X-15 12/20/61 The Wonders of Aladdin 12/27/61 Pocketful of Miracles 01/10/62 Knights of the Round Table/Ivanhoe 01/17/62 The Happy Thieves 01/24/62 Colossus of Rhodes 01/31/62 One, Two, Three 02/14/62 The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse 02/28/62 Sergeants 3 03/21/62 Sweet Bird of Youth 04/11/62 The Outsider 04/18/62 Follow That Dream 05/02/62 The Horizontal Lieutenant 05/09/62 Judgement at Nuremberg 05/23/62 All Fall Down 05/30/62 Ride the High Country 06/06/62 Lonely are the Brave 06/13/62 The Road to Hong Kong 06/27/62 The Tartars 07/04/62 Boys' Night Out 07/18/62 Lolita 08/08/62 Birdman of Alcatraz 08/29/62 The Spiral Road 09/05/62 Two Weeks in Another Town 09/12/62 7 Brides for 7 Brothers/Father of the Bride 09/19/62 Damon and Pythias 09/26/62 No Man is an Island 10/03/62 I Thank a Fool 10/10/62 A Very Private Affair 10/17/62 The Chapman Report 11/07/62 The Sky Above, The Mud Below 11/14/62 Period of Adjustment 12/05/62 Gay Purr-ee 12/12/62 Escape from East Berlin 12/19/62 The Scarface Mob 12/26/62 Billy Rose’s Jumbo

reg41
reg41 on February 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

It is very sad that this theatre was not saved; the 1978 fire conveniently ended the battle for preservation. I attended several times in 1964 and 65, the words that come to mind are “faded splendor.” The carpets and usher’s uniforms were somewhat threadbare, but there was a nice display of GWTW memorabilia on the mazzanine level. Some of the staff could be a little short with patrons. I remember getting caught in a downpour, and being told off for dripping a little water just inside the front door. Black and white movies played well here; I saw “Guns at Batasi”, “Lady in a Cage”, “The Visit”, and several others. “The Yellow Rolls Royce” played only one week and advanced the $1.50 ticket numbers by less than 1000.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

You can find 1 or more photos of the Premier on my page.Just click on the photo to enlarge and then click on the favorites heart sign and it show upload to your profile page.You can also leave a comment if you wish.

storyboy
storyboy on July 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thanks. I have send a few photos of it at the Loews duirng a number of movies in the 40-50’s. I’d really like to find it in the Loews during the Premier of GWTW. I’ll post a photo when I figure out how to do it. Looks like I have to post a link is that correct or can I copy and paste?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Storyboy,there are some photos of the Premier at the Loews Grand in the photo section on Cinema Treasures, I also think there are some on this page,you will have to go through the comments to find them,Also you can click on my name and look at my photos there are some on there,you can uplaod them to your profile page by clicking on the favorites heart.

storyboy
storyboy on July 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I just obtained a stanchion that was in the Loews Grand during the Premier of Gone With the Wind. This piece is the size of a post at the bottom of a stairwell and is in the Art Deco style. I’m looking for photos of it during the Premier if anyone can help. I do have photos and I’ll try to post for y'all. I appreciate all the info I have already gotten from the great posts

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

What GREAT PICTURE,thanks.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for the 2 great links Tinseltoes.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Marcus Loew was born on this date in 1870.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on March 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Incredible photos. Makes me sad. I use to go to the Loew’s Grand in the 70’s when they played all those black exploitation and exorcism movies. There was something special about being in that theatre. Of course it hadn’t been restored and was going down hill, but even a marginal movie playing there felt like an event of some kind. What a shame the city of Atlanta couldn’t see the specialness in that theatre. They destroyed another movie palace around the same time called the ROXY theatre. It just sickens me, even to this day.
http://cliffcarson.com

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Nice to see interior photo thanks again Alonzo.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Great photos Alonzo, the first photo looks like the World Premire of Gone With The Wind,my grandmother was there that night, she also bought a brick from the building when it was razed,I wish I knew what happened to it.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The lobby and the topless go go might have been in bad shape after the fire, but judging from those photos, the auditorium itself appears to have been in decent condition.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Thanks for posting the photos Alonzo.