Loew's Lincoln Square Theatre

1947 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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vindanpar on December 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

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.

BishopKnight on October 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

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

spectrum on January 26, 2016 at 7:19 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.

Metropolite on August 23, 2014 at 3:04 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.”

michaelkaplan on May 12, 2013 at 5:57 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.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 11, 2011 at 6:08 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.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

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

TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Nice vintage photo Tinseltoes.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 6, 2010 at 5:59 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.

NicholasWest on November 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Here is a snapshot of the Loew’s Lincoln Square Theater in its last incarnation as CBS TV Studio 60. This picture was taken by my father, Merwin Dembling, in December of 1959; the view is looking towards the northwest across Broadway from the corner of 65th St :

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TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

ken mc’s picture is sad but a great find,only picture I have seen of the LOEWS LINCOLN.

kencmcintyre on June 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

This is a January 1931 fire photo from the NY Daily News:

jflundy on October 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm

The Red Book Guide for 1930 lists seating at 1639.

GregoryGreenberg on April 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

There is a two-page photo of the Loew’s Lincoln Sq. Theater as it burned down on January 30, 1931 (pages 12 – 13) in the book “New York’s Bravest”, compiled by Shawn O' Sullivan (Powerhouse Books).

DougDouglass on October 13, 2003 at 10:23 am

The theatre destroyed by fire in 1931 must have been rebuilt. In the ‘50s, the Lincoln Square at 1947 Broadway became CBS TV Studio 60, demolished as part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex.