Loew's Lincoln Square Theatre

1947 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.

Previous Names: Lincoln Square Theatre

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Loew's Lincoln Square

Listed as the Lincoln Square Theatre in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915. Ornate inside, as were most Loew’s theatres in their heydey, it presented movies & vaudeville.

A midnight blaze destroyed the arcade and six story office structure which fronted the theatre on January 30, 1931. The theatre had just emptied moments before. The auditorium was smoke damaged and repairs were carried out, with the Loew’s Lincoln Square Theatre reopening September 4, 1931 with a movies only policy.

The Julliard School opened on the site in 1969.

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Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 6, 2010 at 7:59 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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Nice vintage photo Tinseltoes.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

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

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 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.

michaelkaplan on May 12, 2013 at 7:57 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.

Metropolite on August 23, 2014 at 5:04 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.”

spectrum on January 26, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Sounds like two theatres are being discussed here – the one that was destroyed by fire in 1931 and another being used as a CBS Studio in the 1950s.

From the various pictures it looks like the shell of the building survived and a new auditorium build behind the middle section which served as the studio.

This was definitely demolished altogether by the mid 1960s when the Lincoln Center building housing Alice Tully Hall and the Julliard School was built.

BishopKnight on October 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

Loew’s Lincoln Square Theatre in New York , 1910.

vindanpar on December 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

There don’t seem to be any photos of the theater in the ad. All of them seem to be of the Loew’s destroyed in ‘31.

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