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Landmark Theatre - Syracus (Official)
Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Loew's State Theater, Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre
News About This Theater
- Nov 14, 2008 — Remembering Cinerama (Part XI: Syracuse)
- Feb 22, 2008 — Landmark celebrates 80 years
- Apr 19, 2007 — Syracuse International Film Festival 2007 opens on April 18th
One of architect Thomas Lamb’s most well known and classic theatres, the former Loew’s State Theatre is the grandest and only survivor of Syracuse’s era of the movie palaces. It opened on February 18, 1928 with William Haines & Joan Crawford in “West Point” and on the stage a John Murray Anderson production of “Milady’s Fan” with a cast of Broadway stars. it was equipped with a Wurlitzer 4 manual 20 ranks organ. In 1964 the organ was suddenly sold and removed from the building. A person in California had purchased it and it was later was housed in a pizza restaurant.
After delighting audiences for almost 50 years, the Loew’s State Theatre had fallen into disrepair and was experiencing poor attendance. To save and preserve it in 1977, a group of citizens formed the Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre, or SALT.
SALT saved Lamb’s classic work and the theatre is now a showcase for concerts and performing arts. Thanks to ongoing renovation, the Landmark Theatre is back to its original grandeur.
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