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 theatres in their heydey, it presented movies & vaudeville.

A midnight blaze destroyed the arcade and six story office structure which fronted the theatre on January 30, 1931. The theatre had just emptied moments before. The auditorium was smoke damaged and repairs were carried out, with the Loew’s Lincoln Square Theatre reopening September 4, 1931 with a movies only policy.

The Julliard School opened on the site in 1969.

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Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Nice vintage photo Tinseltoes.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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
michaelkaplan on May 13, 2013 at 1:57 am

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
Metropolite on August 23, 2014 at 11:04 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
spectrum on January 27, 2016 at 3:19 am

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
BishopKnight on October 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm

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

vindanpar
vindanpar on December 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

There don’t seem to be any photos of the theater in the ad. All of them seem to be of the Loew’s destroyed in ‘31.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on December 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Loew’s Lincoln Square was NOT destroyed by fire. The 1931 photos show fire damage to the Lincoln Square Arcade Building, a six-story edifice which stood in front of a separate structure containing the theatre’s auditorium. The theatre’s entrance and lobby, which cut through the Arcade Building to the auditorium, suffered some damage, but were spared from the fire’s total devastation of the Arcade from the third floor to the roof. After eight months of repairs and renovations, mostly to the Broadway frontage of the Arcade Building, Loew’s Lincoln Square re-opened to the public on September 4th. Sub-run movies continued, but no longer with support from vaudeville.

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