Loew's Lincoln Square Theatre

1947 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Metropolite
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.”

michaelkaplan
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.

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.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Nice vintage photo Tinseltoes.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 23, 2010 at 6:33 am

Here’s another exterior view, but probably on 66th Street, since no entrance is shown, only exits: View link

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

And another of the entrance as Loew’s Lincoln Square: View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Here’s a vintage view of the auditorium: View link

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez 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.

NicholasWest
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 :

View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

ken mc’s picture is sad but a great find,only picture I have seen of the LOEWS LINCOLN.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

This is a January 1931 fire photo from the NY Daily News:
http://tinyurl.com/nwhmnt

jflundy
jflundy on October 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm

The Red Book Guide for 1930 lists seating at 1639.

GregoryGreenberg
GregoryGreenberg on April 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

There is a two-page photo of the Loew’s Lincoln Sq. Theater as it burned down on January 30, 1931 (pages 12 – 13) in the book “New York’s Bravest”, compiled by Shawn O' Sullivan (Powerhouse Books).

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 23, 2005 at 3:17 am

This is probably the 66th Street side of the theatre, but I can’t swear by it:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/lincolnsq4.jpg

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 22, 2005 at 4:28 am

Some early images. Most of the fire was confined to the front of the building, and the auditorium escaped major damage, which enabled the theatre to re-open after repairs were made.
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/lincolnsq3.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/lincolnsq.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/lincolnsq2.jpg

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 10, 2004 at 8:57 am

The Lincoln Square had 1,546 seats and opened as a playhouse in 1906. Marcus Loew acquired it in 1909 and switched the policy to family vaudeville and movies. It was one of his first Manhattan theatres. As time passed and Loew built bigger and better theatres, the Lincoln Square was reduced to playing double features near the end of their circuit run. If there was a fire in 1931, the damage must have been repairable because Loew’s Lincoln Square operated for quite a few years after that until conversion into a TV studio and then demolition for the construction of Lincoln Center.

DougDouglass
DougDouglass on October 13, 2003 at 10:23 am

The theatre destroyed by fire in 1931 must have been rebuilt. In the ‘50s, the Lincoln Square at 1947 Broadway became CBS TV Studio 60, demolished as part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex.