Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, Loews Theater
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Neil H Donahue - Report this comment
Autos in photo look like 1955 Ford Crown Victoria and 1959 or 60 Buick Neil H Donahue....Lois Poli's Balcony was a great place to throw popcorn over to the fans below.
Neil H Donahue - Report this comment
1964 Bullet For A Badman with Audie Murphy The cast was Cast Audie Murphy .... Logan Keliher Darren McGavin .... Sam Ward Ruta Lee .... Lottie Beverly Owen .... Seida Skip Homier .... Pink George Tobias .... Diggs Alan Hale, Jr. .... Leach Berkeley Harris .... Jeff Edward Platt .... Tucker Kevin Tate .... Sammy Cece Whitney .... Goldie Bob Steele Movie was 1964
NYMetalhead - Report this comment
I saw some band here, Cradle of Filth. I missed Skinless at Mass Metalfest though. Damn, wish I was still living in the area.
Paul Powers - Report this comment
The Island of Blue Dolphins was made in 1964. It was a true story of Karana, a 19th century Indian girl stranded on an island off the California coast. It starred Celia Kaye, Larry Domasin and George Kennedy. Based on a children's classic by Scott O'Dell. Paul P.
Ted Richard - Report this comment
I remember the Loews Theater well, I left Worcester in 1948 and have only been back infrequently. One event that I remember well was when the movie The Outlaw with Jane Russell was first shown there was a great uproar because she went to bed with the male actor Ostensibly to keep him warm. The nuns sure gave us a stern warning. If only they could see the movies now
Francis Suprenant - Report this comment
I lived in WORCESTER for 40 years 1930-1970. i have found memores of this theater.when i was a teen ager my girlfriend and i attended the midnight movie on new years eve.
C. Cornelius - Report this comment
I used to work at the Lowe's theater later on when it ran second rate movies in the early 70's. The Worcester police always went up on the balcony and eat popcorn we gave them when they were on their beat for the evening. They would sometimes stay up there for hours. It was my first real job. The last name all officers gave to the cashiers was Vandouci. What a flashback.
Richard Card - Report this comment
Been inside when I was younger - don't remember that much but mom and dad spent a lot of time going to the movies in the 50's- this was one of their spots to go.
Carol Bates - Report this comment
These pictures brought back such memories. We thought that the Palace Theatre (our name for it) was such elegance. We used to walk from Webster Square to downtown just to go to the movies there.
ina - Report this comment
Sometimes, looking at pictures such as this, I feel a sense of longing for the days when the world seemed smaller. My Grandmother told me so much about her youth, and her time during the war. This picture is familiar to what she described at times - innocent wonder at the beauties found in her own small corner of the world.
robert pitchman - Report this comment
I lived in worcester most of my life.i now live in greenville s.c I miss worcester the last time i was at the loews poli was to see Eric burdon i love to see old photos of worcester but no one seams to have photos of the streets the expressway took away like orange st ledge st or ledge st school i went there in the 50s or jacobs ave just to name some.thank you for your time
J. O'Connell - Report this comment
I was at that same Eric Burdon show. I also remember seeing "Earthquake" there... IN SENSAROUND!
Phil LaBelle - Report this comment
I also recall seeing a movie with my Dad that was played in SENSAROUND but I could have sworn it was a movie about RollerCoasters. Guess I'm getting old. Anyway, wht I remember much more clearly is the top name concerts they brought in that place after the "movie" thing didn't pan out. I think I saw everyone there! Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Triumph, 38 Special, Rossington-Collins, you name it. They really packed in some great shows at that little hall ... and there wasn't a bad seat in the house!
Michelle - Report this comment
33 years ago my husband and I had our first date here (a blind one). We saw Catch 22. He was a cowboy from NM and I was an incurable romantic. What a match!
Jack Flynn - Report this comment
My 1st job in 1966. Ushering for $1.00 and wearing a Tux with a cardboard dickie. Saw so many movies over and over again. Really a great memory
Will (Billy Sturtevant) Marengo - Report this comment
I remember going to my first movie at this theatre in 1962; I was 5 years old. My dad took me to see Disney's Pinocchio. We watched only a few minutes of the movie, because I was scared and wanted to go home.
C Forti - Report this comment
Worcester had such great movie theaters. It's unimaginable now, but remember how people smoked during the movie? I can't remember if you had to sit in the balcony to do so, but it was commonplace. We enjoyed movies and many live shows.
Claire Cameron - Report this comment
Just as Carol Bates recalls, we always referred to this theatre as The Palace. I remember being quite young and crying while I watched Mickey Rooney in BOY'S TOWN.
Eric - Report this comment
They are currently in the early stages of refurbishing this theatre. When it's finished it is going to host concerts and touring broadway shows.
Gail Cosky - Report this comment
Hi, I'm doing some research. My grandfather built the Loew's. Anyone have any info on this. I've been surfing the net like crazy but can't find anything. Thanks, Gail
gary ljungquist - Report this comment
I remember the "Palace" theater as one of the most elegant places I had ever seen. The upstairs lobby was like the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.
I can't believe how different it looks now. It's too bad it's so disgusting inside now from all the hardcore shows. I saw Bob Dylan there once. The accoustics in there are awful. Looks like it was quite splendid back in the day.
Paul Mathieu- February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
30 million renovation dollars later, and it one of the nicest looking venues in the city of Worcester. Top notch entertainment year around and they pack the house.
jim sadowski- March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
one picture looks like the show given yearly for the paper-boys of the T&G. The show was always special and circa 1,000 paperboys attended. Went several times in the 1950's always a top notch show, and an attendance prize drawing. The T&G was great. Provided a 12 year old to made $5 a week on a 50 customer route. Very few girls were delivering papers, but a few. Thanks T&G that 1950's paper-route allowed me to get a boat after a year of savings. The boat is still in famaily.
the new era- May 02, 2010 - Report this comment
is this picture also midtown mall of the present time
Alex- December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I was an usher in the late 60's, John D was the Manager, had a great time with the candy girls. Remember the movie Help with the Beatles, what great memories when Worcester was Worcester.
jim sadowski- January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Lowe's having 3 theatre in Worcester over the years. Starting about 1906, with the Franklin Square, another on Mechanics Street (entrance/exit) near Harrington corner, and a third on Elm Street.
Lisa Frisch- March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I actually have 2 chandelier fixtures from the old Palace theater. My grandfather was an electrician that did some work there. These were in my childhood home as I grew up. The fixtures are a circular metal (kind unknown but very heavy) with beautiful detail.Held 3 bulbs and used to hold tiers of hanging crystals. Trying to find their value. If you have any info, please let me know (Frisch758@msn.com) thanks
Dave- April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone know anything about the old tunnel system that runs under main and exchange st? I've herd rumors that there used to be an entrance here
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