Loews State 4

1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2006 at 3:27 pm

I didn’t think of that, Ron, but you’re probably right. That would be downright sinister, if AMC were to claim exclusive rights to the Loew’s name and then bury it forever. In fact, it would be reprehensible, considering the illustrious history associated with Loew’s over the last 100 years or so.

I wonder… would the name Loew’s be protected from copyright litigation if it existed on a landmarked structure? Not that I know if any of these buildings are protected by landmark designation, but I’m thinking of the Loew’s Jersey, Loew’s Paradise and Loew’s Kings (assuming the latter is ever restored to its former glory).

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 25, 2006 at 10:05 am

I bet that AMC is acquiring all of Loew’s trademarks as well as its theatres.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2006 at 10:01 am

I’ve read on this site that, while AMC has a habit of re-branding acquired theaters, Regal and other chains have kept older brand names alive after mergers. If that is the case, perhaps there is hope that the Loew’s banner will continue to fly over some of the 10 theaters that AMC had to ditch in order to get the acquisition approved. The E-Walk is definitely one of the 10. Then again, given its prominent location and its direct competition with the AMC Empire across the street, the new chain may want to have its own brand flying high above the marquee.

YMike on January 25, 2006 at 9:43 am

I would guess Regal or Clearview would be more interested in the E Walk than the State. Most people do not even know there’s a theatre in the basement of the Virgin store.

YMike on January 25, 2006 at 7:53 am

I will miss the giant Loews neon sign at the E-Walk.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 25, 2006 at 7:39 am

Any chance Regal or Clearview would take over the State?

William on January 25, 2006 at 5:53 am

It might work like the AMC/GCC merger a few years ago. The website will direct you to AMC site.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 25, 2006 at 5:49 am

The merger is supposed to close Friday. Don’t know what’s going to happen with the websites — neither AMC’s nor Loew’s website right now provides any clue.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2006 at 4:41 am

When does the AMC/Loew’s merger close? Will the Loew’s website continue to function or will that all migrate to the AMC site?

YMike on January 25, 2006 at 4:09 am

I think the 34th St. times are not listed until Thursday. I know that theatre is not closing.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 25, 2006 at 2:36 am

On the Loews website (EnjoyTheShow.com) there are no showtimes listed for the State after tomorrow.

Whether this is reliable, I don’t know. It also lists no showtimes between January 27 and February 9 for Loews 34th Street.

YMike on January 25, 2006 at 2:06 am

The last Times Square area Broadway theatre and now it will be gone too. How sad.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 24, 2006 at 3:41 am

So, is it closing or is it staying open this Friday? Enquiring minds want to know…

DonRosen on January 6, 2006 at 1:36 am

They are still open….

Loews State Theatre
1540 Broadway
New York , NY 10036

Bluff Master ( NR )
Fun With Dick & Jane ( PG-13 )
Hostel ( R )
Shikari ( NR )

dave-bronx™ on January 5, 2006 at 11:01 pm

Yup, it is the last Loews State –

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 5, 2006 at 11:20 am

Is this the last open theatre that is owned by Loew’s and is called Loew’s State? (There used to be so many.)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 5, 2006 at 3:32 am

The loss of the original Loew’s State was a tragedy… I don’t think many will bemoan the loss of this particular facility, which barely lasted a decade. Having said that… with its closure the Great White Way will be without a single movie house for perhaps the first time in more than 90 years. I’m pretty sure that’s right. Even as the Rivoli, Strand and State were claimed by criminal acts of greed and vandalism, I believe the National Twin and Rialto (under the Warner name) had clung to life into the late 90’s as the new subterranean State was being built. The Ziegfeld has the closest proximity, but is well off the block on W. 54th Street. One will have to travel out of the theater district up to the 60’s or down to 19th Street to find a movie playing right on Broadway.

Forrest136 on January 4, 2006 at 11:38 pm

Another NYC theatre hits the dust! Ever notice how small the movie clocks are in the newspapers now!

dave-bronx™ on January 1, 2006 at 9:32 pm

I’m told the date is now Jan 31 – arrangements are being made to strip out all the equipment.

Forrest136 on January 1, 2006 at 3:30 pm

Is the theatre closing soon? The lease is over .

DonRosen on November 30, 2005 at 2:39 am

Another odd booking line-up, three Bollywood films and the biggest blockbuster of the year…

1-Deewane Huye Paagal
2-Garam Masala
3-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4-Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story ( NR )

Forrest136 on November 12, 2005 at 12:18 am

Its strange how Loews has been promoting this theatre. Was there the other night, hardly any sign that a theatre even exists in this mess of a store! Even the few signs saying Loews Theatres were not lit up! Whats the story?

dave-bronx™ on October 20, 2005 at 11:41 pm

They will be out of there by the end of the year….

Forrest136 on October 20, 2005 at 10:40 pm

When will it close? It is so much better run than the E Walk and more comfortable!