6.12.09

LOEW'S STATE THEATER



LOEW'S STATE THEATER
is an historic site at 220 Weybosset Street in
Providence, Rhode Island. 
Rhode Island's greatest and most beautiful historic motion
picture palace ever. Later it was called Ocean State Theatre. 
Now Providence Performing Arts Center.
Loew's Painting available at Edgewood Gallery
 

 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. PPAC but remember it as Loew's. I was 14, the Beatles were a hit and can remember we went down -- they were running a closed circuit 'concert'. Out front, the place was crowded, we were banging on the doors to open up to get in. You might have thought the Beatles were really there !!

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  2. I remember it as the Palace Concert Theatre in the 1970's. I saw Aerosmith there with a bunch of buddies from Coventry, RI.

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  3. I saw Cinderella there in the mid fifties when I was 5, also Song of the South. In the early sixties we'd take the bus downtown, buy a ticket for one guy who would open the exit door into the alley beside the theater. I think we saw Help that way. Later the first bond movies. Before the days of the malls, these places were magic--plush interiors, you could buy a ticket and stay all day, watch the movies as many times as you wanted to. Always two movies and a cartoon back in those days.

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