Landmark Theatre

362 South Salina Street,
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Loew's State Theatre exterior

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One of Thomas Lamb’s most well known and classic theaters, the former Loew’s State Theater is the grandest and only survivor of Syracuse’s era of the movie palaces. It opened on February 17, 1928.

After delighting audiences for almost fifty years, the theater 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 theater 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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kencmcintyre on June 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Here is a January 1973 ad from the Syracuse Herald Journal:

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Brad Smith on April 24, 2010 at 10:38 am

Click here for a photograph of the Loew’s State [Landmark] Theatre taken in 1930 by George Mann of the comedy dance team, Barto & Mann.

TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Great photo Bran,another LOEWS STATE.

TLSLOEWS on September 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

The Theatre Hisorical Socity Reader book reports that this theatre is closed to the fall of 2011 for more renovations.Wedding and events will still be held in the lobby.

Syraflix on September 13, 2011 at 1:31 am

They’ve taken out the back wall of the theater to expand the backstage out over the storefronts in the back. The addition is in a postmodern style that doesn’t fit in with the classic architecture of the building. They’re hoping the expanded stage will attract more live events.

Tinseltoes on December 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

Here’s a link to photos of the renovation: syracuse

Tinseltoes on December 4, 2011 at 8:59 am

Here’s another link to video coverage, which is preceded by a brief commercial: syracuse

Tinseltoes on December 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Here’s yet another video link: youtube

rivest266 on September 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

February 17th, 1928 grand opening ad uploaded here.

Greenpoint on October 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I’m sitting in here now. What a beauty!!

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