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Ron Newman
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Because Loew's Theatres merged with the Lorillard tobacco company in the 1960s, the TobaccoDocuments.com web site has Loew's annual reports from 1965 onward. Each year, this document contains a short report of how each business unit is doing, including the theatre unit. Many of the reports have photos of then-current Loew's theatres and artists' drawings of future ones.

The 1965, 1966, and 1967 reports contain a list of every Loew's theatre (and every Loew's hotel, too). Unfortunately, they stopped including this list after 1967.

1965 annual report

1966 annual report

1967 annual report

1968 annual report

1969 annual report

1970 annual report

1971 annual report

1972 annual report

1973 annual report

1974 annual report (this one is quite uninformative)

1975 annual report (also uninformative)

1976 annual report

1977 annual report

1978 annual report

1979 annual report

1980 annual report

1981 annual report

1982 annual report

1983 annual report

1984 annual report. This is the last one that contains a section on the Theatre Division.

The following year, Loews Corporation sold the theatres, a fact very briefly noted in the 1985 report. That report doesn't say who they sold the theatres to; Sony didn't enter the picture until a few years later.

You can find them yourself by going to TobaccoDocuments.com, searching the Lorillard collection, and entering search strings like

title:"annual report" AND title:680000

to find the 1968 report. Change it to 690000 for the 1969 report, 730000 for 1973, etc.

There seem to be many duplicate copies, and not all of them have images. Some have better images than others; if you do your own search you may find clearer copies than the ones I have linked to above.

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Ron Newman
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I've now finished posting links to Loew's annual reports from 1965 through 1985 inclusive. I hope some of you find these of use when researching theatre histories. I'm starting to post some of this information to CinemaTreasures.

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Scott D. Neff
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I have enjoyed these immensely. I have began digesting some of the information and summarizing it for Adam.

I particularly enjoy that many of the theatres Loews built later became the older General Cinema locations.

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Ron Newman
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Some annual reports and other documents from 1998 onward are on the web site of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unfortunately these are text and HTML only, with no pictures.

Companies with names matching 'Loews'

Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp

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