Loew’s State Theatre (State Palace Theatre)

The State is one of the 22 theaters in my new book “After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater.” Find out more here.

View of the auditorium from the top balcony.
View of the auditorium from the top balcony.

The Loew’s State Theatre opened on April 3, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was built by renowned theater architect Thomas W. Lamb for the Loew’s Theatre Corporation. The 3,335 seat theater cost $1.5 million ($20 million adjusted to current value) to build. At the time of the opening, the “New Orleans Item” proclaimed the State, “the greatest playhouse south of Philadelphia and west of Chicago.”

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End of Summer Print Sale

Embassy Theatre Port Chester, NY
Embassy Theatre Port Chester, NY

Summer is coming to an end, and since I spent quite a bit of my summer photographing more theaters for After the Final Curtain, it’s time for another “From the Balcony” print sale. The following prints will be $10 – $25 dollars off from now until September 21. If you buy all five, you’ll receive an additional 10% discount!

Loew's State Theatre New Orleans, LA
Loew’s State Theatre New Orleans, LA

Prints are available in editions of five in the following sizes:

The available sizes are:

8″×12″ – $50.00

12″x18″ – $75.00

16″x24″ – $100.00

20″x30″ – $150.00

24″x36″ – $200.00

In addition all the images on the Prints page will be 25% off until September 21.

Images are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Supra paper.

Please e-mail me if interested. Payment is accepted via Paypal, Amazon Payments or credit card. Prints are shipped via USPS or FedEx.

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Uptown Theatre Philadelphia, PA
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Jayhawk Theatre, Topeka, KS
Lyric Fine Arts Theatre Birmingham, AL
Lyric Fine Arts Theatre Birmingham, AL