LOEW'S PALACE 81 Union
 
Opened 1920   .     Closed 1977  .  Seats 2200   .  Demolished 1985

Loew's Palace Theatre opened in 1920.  It closed in 1977 and was demolished in 1985.  The Loew's Palace had a fairly small lobby with stairs on each side. There was a glass window wall between the lobby and the auditorium. Beyond the window wall as an open orchestra foyer/standee area. Above this was an under-balcony dome. Ascending the stairs led one to an lower balcony cross aisle with a well at the dome. Looking down into the well, one looked down on seats. Looking up one saw the saucer (under-balcony) dome. This whole lower balcony cross-aisle was cove-lit in pink neon.  Loew's Palace became the Memphis Cinerama movie house.



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LOEW'S PALACE begins a directory listing at 79-81 Union in  1921. The listing stops in 1936-1940 and continues afterwards.    During the 1936-1940 period when there was no directory listing for Loew's Palace, M.A. Lightman had leased the Palace Theatre and renamed it the Malco Theatre (for M.A. Lightman Co.  See Malco-Palace ad below)

 
 

Loew's Box Office

Loew's 1940

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   1939 Loew's Palace

1941 War "Blackout"

1950 Loew's Palace

1984 Loew's Palace

Marquee

 
 

Loew's Palace 1951

Loew's Palace 1956

1920 Marquee

Palace to Open...

Auditorium

 
 

Loew's Interior Stairs

Loew's Interior Decor

Loew's Door

Loew's Stairs

Loew's Mirror

 
 

Program - 1926

Program - 1926

Program 1926

1924 Ad

Ticket 1950

Cinerama Brochure

 
 

1953 Ad

Corridor Light

Door Plate

Marquee Letter

Marquee Letter

Before 1985 Demo

 
 

1919 Demolition to build Loew's Palace ...

Miniature Model

1985 Demolition

 
 

1928 Ad

1926 Ad

Variety 1921

1941 Ad

1947 Ad

1964 Ad

Cinerama 1961

 
 

1960

1965 "HELP" Ticket

1938-1929  Malco and Palace Ads

Program

1962    

 

 
       
1925 Promotion        
   
         

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Gene Gill:  "Often, major movie stars would come to Memphis to promote their new films, because Memphis was considered a big "movie town". After the film was shown, the lights would come up and the actors would come out on stage for a little discussion and/or question and answer period. I remember seeing Van Johnson and Janet Leigh at the Palace to promote their film 'Romance of Rosy Ridge' (1947)". 

 
 

 


 

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