Loew's New Rochelle Theatre

595 Main Street,
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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DomZ on April 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

This theatre is still standing but redevelopment in this part of New Rochelle is sluggish. It is located across the street from the former Brandt’s Town Theatre that is currently being use as a furniture store in the lobby. The theatre is twinned but could be a nice cultural art’s centre.

svercher on November 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm

hELLO! Please could you tell me how is the interior nowadays? it could be use again as a theater ? thanks

Joseph on September 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm

The front facade is now being cleaned back to its shiney white. The box office area remains boarded up. What is going in here?

TLSLOEWS on January 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Goggle Maps lists a health store at this address,anyone know,at least the building is still there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

“GANDHI” and"LONE WOLF MCQUADE" can only hope the theatres were separted,but you wouldn’t have any cross over with those two films 100% you wouldn’t.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Like the marquee photos with the 70,s style LOEWS sign with the neon in the letters.

marinermc on November 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

Facade painted black? Cast stone and terra cotta originally, I’d imagine. Whatever they slapped over the facade has to be wrecking the integrity of the underlying material(s).

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 27, 2009 at 8:26 am

On June 21st, 1960, Loew’s New Rochelle presented a “Miss No-Cal” Beauty Contest on stage. I wonder who won?
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poman on June 25, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Not-so-great scan from a newspaper clipping.
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LuisV on December 14, 2007 at 10:28 am

For a theater with this kind of pedigree….Thomas Lamb, 2,500 seats, Loew’s and with its own newsletter no less, it is disappointing that there is precious little info about this theater on this page.

Apparently the theater still stands. What was the architectural style? Did it retain any of its interiors when it was twinned or when it was converted to a nightclub? What remains of the theater today? Is it salvagable?

Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on December 14, 2007 at 9:11 am

Here’s an original program from the Loew’s New Rochelle for the week of October 25, 1926. It just lists the address as “Main Street”.
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howvideo on September 2, 2006 at 5:26 am

Loew’s New Rochelle started showing hard ® movies in the late 70’s such as Flesh Gorden, which most likely lead to its ultimate demise.
Now a defunct night club. It stands vacant on a once lively strip of theaters and night clubs and bowling alley that lead the county in nightlife from the 50 to the early 90. This Part of Main St was the place to cruise

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 28, 2004 at 9:41 am

There seems to be some confusion over this theatre, which was located at 595 Main Street. While it may have been known locally as Loew’s State, it was always advertised in the circuit’s newspaper advertising as Loew’s New Rochelle. It was one of architect Thomas Lamb’s rare large theatres with all of its seats on one floor, in this case 2,485 at the time of opening in 1925. Loew’s eventually twinned the theatre before closing it in the 1970s. In 1987, it re-opened under RKO management after RKO closed down the nearby and larger Proctor’s Theatre for reasons unknown to me. I also don’t know for how long after that RKO operated the ex-Loew’s theatre. RKO by that time was merged with Stanley-Warner and Century Theatres.