Loew's Lincoln Square Theatre

1947 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Loew's Lincoln Square

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Listed as the Lincoln Square Theatre in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915. Ornate inside, as were most Loew’s theaters in their heydey.

A midnight blaze destroyed the theater and six story office structure on January 30, 1931. The theater had just emptied moments before.

The Julliard School opened on the site in 1969.

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NicholasWest on November 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Here is a snapshot of the Loew’s Lincoln Square Theater in its last incarnation as CBS TV Studio 60. This picture was taken by my father, Merwin Dembling, in December of 1959; the view is looking towards the northwest across Broadway from the corner of 65th St :

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

A December 1951 article on the New York Times says it was already a CBS studio so that may be the year it stopped showing films.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Nice find. I have only seen photos of this place when it is on fire.

TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Nice vintage photo Tinseltoes.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

The photo posted on Feb,23,2010 states seating for 1600.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 11, 2011 at 6:08 am

It should be noted that the site currently includes a well known performance space in Alice Tully Hall, which recently underwent an ambitous redesign and renovation that was completed in 2009.

michaelkaplan on May 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

The Marcus Loew plaque from this theater is currently up for auction on ebay, item number 271204780383. the plaque apparently survived the transformation of the building into CBS Studio 60.

Metropolite on August 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Programs that originated from CBS Studio 60 included “I’ll Buy That,” “Double or Nothing,” “It’s Magic with Paul Tripp,” and “The Robert Q. Lewis Show.”

spectrum on January 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Sounds like two theatres are being discussed here – the one that was destroyed by fire in 1931 and another being used as a CBS Studio in the 1950s.

From the various pictures it looks like the shell of the building survived and a new auditorium build behind the middle section which served as the studio.

This was definitely demolished altogether by the mid 1960s when the Lincoln Center building housing Alice Tully Hall and the Julliard School was built.

BishopKnight on October 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

Loew’s Lincoln Square Theatre in New York , 1910.

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