Friday, January 22, 2016

Loew's Park Theatre

Today is the 95th anniversary of the opening of Loew's Park Theatre at 10209 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown Theatre District. The Park was designed by Thomas Lamb, who also did Loew's State at Playhouse Square which would open a few weeks later. During the 30's and 40's the park would usually day-and-date with Loew's Granada. Loew's sold the theatre to Associated Theatres in October 1954. The Park would close on November 10, 1957 and wa slater use das a church for a number of years. The theatre was vacant by the mid 1970's. In late 1976 my friend Russell and I spent a couple nights poking around in here. The theatre was razed in the spring of 1981.
 Loew's Park ad, from the Plain Dealer, December 30, 1920.
From The Plain Dealer, January 23, 1921.
 From The Plain Dealer, January 23, 1921.
 From The Plain Dealer, January 23, 1921.
From The Plain Dealer, January 23, 1921.
From Motion Picture News, February 19, 1921.
From Exhibitors Herald, December 30, 1922.
From The Plain Dealer, October 16, 1921.
Prologue for Scrap Iron, from Exhibitor's Trade Review, November 5, 1921.
From The Film Daily, July 21, 1924.
A rather shocking incident, organist Lillian Tyler murdered, from Variety, April 1, 1925. More on this incident can be found here.
From Motion Picture News, September 18, 1926.
College amateur nights, from Motion Picture News, October 9, 1926.
From The Plain Dealer, April 15, 1928.
From The Plain Dealer, October 14, 1928.
 Crows in front of Loew's Park, August 1931, photographer unknown.
Garden arrangement in the lobby, from Motion Picture Herald, July 16, 1932.
From Box Office, February 5, 1938. Arnold Gates was a longtime Loew manager in the Cleveland area. He was later manager of Loew's Stillman and later Loew's Ohio.
Street ballyhoo, from Motion Picture Herald, July 26, 1941.
From Motion Picture Herald, April 11, 1942.
From Motion Picture Herald, September 26, 1942.
From Box Office, October 30, 1954.
The Park in the mid 1950's, photo from the Cinema Treasures.
From The Plain Dealer, November 10, 1957.
From Box Office, November 16, 1957.
Back of the auditorium, from Cinema Treasures.

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