Wednesday, December 29, 1937 - Tuesday, January 4, 1938 (1 Week)
Love and Hisses
Starring Walter Winchell
and Simone Simon
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
82 Minutes
Checkers
Starring Jane Withers
and Stuart Erwin
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
79 Minutes
  Fox Movietone News - Lowell Thomas Announcing

Executive Staff
--
Managing Director - Sid Grauman
Manager - Harry Marx
Assistant Manager - Carl Aaen
Treasurer - Sydney J. Pink
Secretary - Getrude Skall
Chief Projectionist - Fred Weaver
Engineer - Harry Borthistle
Stage Manager - George Ormson
Assistant Stage Manager - William Thornetcroft


Day and Date:
"All-New "Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Friday, December 31, 1937:

Major Studio Preview with "Love and Hisses"; also added to the bill:

"Norman Alley's Bombing of the U.S.S. Panay" documentary / Directed by Charles E. Ford / A Universal Short Subject (Several theatres in Los Angeles were shipped prints of this film, playing it simultaniously - ED)

Reported Gross "Love and Hisses" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 4, 1938
$14,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $2,071
--
1 Week
 
$14,500
Source: Variety

An undated issue of The Playgoer exists for this engagement.
 
Wednesday, January 5, 1938 - Tuesday, January 11, 1938 (1 Week)
The Last Gangster
Starring Edward G. Robinson
and James Stewart
Directed by Edward Ludwig
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
81 Minutes
You're Only Young Once
Starring Lewis Stone
and Cecilia Parker
Directed by George B. Seitz

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
78 Minutes
 

"Lonesome Ghosts" Starring Mickey Mouse / Directed by Burt Gillett / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease


Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Last Gangster" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 11, 1938
$10,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,429
--
1 Week
 
$10,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 12, 1938 - Tuesday, January 18, 1938 (1 Week)
Man Proof
Starring Mryna Loy
and Franchot Tone
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
75 Minutes
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
Starring Warner Oland
and Keye Luke
Directed by Eugene Forde

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
71 Minutes
 

"Jungle Juveniles" with Pete Smith / Directed by John H. Haeseler / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject


Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Man Proof" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 18, 1938
$10,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,429
--
1 Week
 
$10,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 19, 1938 - Tuesday, January 25, 1938 (1 Week)
The Bad Man of Brimstone
Starring Wallace Beery
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by J. Walter Ruben
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
89 Minutes
Love Is a Headache
Starring Gladys George
and Franchot Tone
Directed by Richard Thorpe

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
73 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Bad Man of Brimstone" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 25, 1938
$10,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,500
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 26, 1938 - Tuesday, February 1, 1938 (1 Week)
Happy Landing
Starring Sonja Henie
and Don Ameche
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
102 Minutes
City Girl
Starring Phylilis Brooks
and Richardo Cortez
Directed by Alfred L. Werker

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
63 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Thursday, January 27, 1938
Don Ameche (29) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Happy Landings" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 1, 1938
$12,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,714
--
1 Week
 
$12,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 2, 1938 - Tuesday, February 8, 1938 (1 Week)
Mannequin
Starring Joan Crawford
and Spencer Tracy
Directed by Frank Borzage
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
95 Minutes
Change of Heart
Starring Gloria Stuart
and Michael Whalen
Directed by James Tinling

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
59 Minutes
  "Donald's Ostrich" Starring Donald Duck / Directed by Jack King / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Friday, February 4, 1938
Fred Astaire (39) Forecourt Ceremonies
Monday, February 7, 1938
Deanna Durbin (16) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Mannequin" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 8, 1938
$11,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,571
--
1 Week
 
$11,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 9, 1938 - Tuesday, February 15, 1938 (1 Week)
Everybody Sing
Starring Allan Jones
and Judy Garland
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
91 Minutes
Arsene Lupin Returns
Starring Melvyn Douglas
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by George Fitzmaurice

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
81 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
 

Trade and Press Screening: Thursday, February 10, 1938 at Unknown Time:

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Starring Tommy Kelly and May Robson
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Selznick International Production in Technicolor
A United Artsits Release
77 Minutes

Reported Gross "Everybody Sing" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 15, 1938
$10,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,471
--
1 Week
 
$10,300
Source: Variety

 
Wednesday, February 16, 1938 - Tuesday, February 22, 1938 (1 Week)
A Yank at Oxford
Starring Robert Taylor
and Maureen O'Sullivan
Directed by Jack Conway
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
102 Minutes
Love on a Budget
Starring Jed Prouty
and Shirley Deane
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
60 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "A Yank at Oxford" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 22, 1938
$12,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,714
--
1 Week
 
$12,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 23, 1938 - Tuesday, March 1, 1938 (1 Week)
The Baroness and the Butler
Starring William Powell
and Annabella
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
80 Minutes
52nd Street
Starring Ian Hunter
and Dorothy Peterson
Directed by Harold Young

A Walter Wanger Production
A United Artists Release
80 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Baroness and the Butler" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 1, 1938
$11,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,571
--
1 Week
 
$11,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 2, 1938 - Tuesday, March 8, 1938 (1 Week)
Merrily We Live
Starring Constance Bennett
and Brian Aherne
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
A Hal Roach Production
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
95 Minutes
Paradise for Three
Starring Frank Morgan
and Robert Young
Directed by Edward Buzzell

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
78 Minutes
  Fox Movietone News
Lowell Thomas Announcing
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Merrily We Live" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 8, 1938
$12,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,757
--
1 Week
 
$12,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 9, 1938 - Tuesday, March 15, 1938 (1 Week)
Sally, Irene and Mary
Starring Alice Faye
and Tony Martin
Directed by William A. Seiter
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
86 Minutes
Dangerous to Know
Starring Anna May Wong
and Akim Tamiroff
Directed by Robert Florey

A Paramount Picture
70 Minutes
  "The New Audioscopiks" with Pete Smith / Directed by Jacob Leventhal and John Norling / A Metro-Goldwym-Mayer Short Subject in 3-D
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Sally, Irene and Mary" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 15, 1938
$9,200
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,314
--
1 Week
 
$9,200
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 16, 1938 - Tuesday, March 22, 1938 (1 Week)
The Girl of the Golden West
Starring Jeanette MacDonald
and Nelson Eddy
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
121 Minutes
Walking Down Broadway
Starring Claire Trevor
and Phyllis Brooks
Directed by Norman Foster

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
75 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Sunday, March 20, 1938
Tony Martin (24) and Alice Faye (22) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Girl of the Golden West" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 22, 1938
$12,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,757
--
1 Week
 
$12,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 23, 1938 - Tuesday, March 29, 1938 (1 Week)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Starring Tommy Kelly
and May Robson
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Selznick International Production
In Technicolor
A United Artsits Release
77 Minutes

No Time to Marry
Starring Richard Arlen
and Mary Astor
Directed by Harry Lachman

A Columbia Picture
63 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 29, 1938
$8,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,242
--
1 Week
 
$8,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 30, 1938 - Tuesday, April 5, 1938 (1 Week)
Of Human Hearts
Starring Walter Huston
and James Stewart
Directed by Clarence Brown
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
103 Minutes

The First Hundred Years
Starring Robert Montgomery
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by Richard Thorpe

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
73 Minutes
  "Another Romance of Celluloid" part two of a six-part a documentary showing the making of films at M-G-M / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Of Human Hearts" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 5, 1938
$8,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,186
--
1 Week
 
$8,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 6, 1938 - Tuesday, April 12, 1938 (1 Week)
Battle of Broadway
Starring Victor McLaglen
and Brian Donlevy
Directed by George Marshall
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
84 Minutes

International Settlement
Starring Dolores Del Rio
and George Sanders
Directed by Eugene Forde

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
74 Minutes
  "Penny's Party" with Peter Smith / Directed by David Miller / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Battle of Broadway" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 12, 1938
$4,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $571
--
1 Week
 
$4,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 13, 1938 - Tuesday, April 19, 1938 (1 Week)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Starring Shirley Temple
and Randolph Scott
Directed by Allan Dwan
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
80 Minutes

Mr. Moto's Gamble
Starring Peter Lorre
and Keye Luke
Directed by James Tinling

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
72 Minutes
  "Boat Builders" with Mickey Mouse / Directed by Ben Sharpsteen / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Wednesday, April 13, 1938, until 6:00 PM:

"Beautiful Colored Picture of Shirley Free!"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 19, 1938
$9,100
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,300
--
1 Week
 
$9,100
Source: Variety

Photo by John Swope
 
Wednesday, April 20, 1938 - Tuesday, May 3, 1938 (2 Weeks)
Test Pilot
Starring Clark Gable
and Myrna Loy
Directed by Victor Fleming
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
119 Minutes

A Trip to Paris
Starring Jed Prouty
and Shirley Deane
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
64 Minutes
  Fox Movietone News - Lowell Thomas Announcing

Executive Staff
--
Managing Director - Sid Grauman
Manager - Harry Marx
Assistant Manager - Carl Aaen
Treasurer - Gene McMasters
Secretary - Getrude Skall
Chief Projectionist - Fred Weaver
Engineer - Harry Borthistle
Stage Manager - George Ormson
Assistant Stage Manager - William Thornetcroft


Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Test Pilot" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 26, 1938
$16,200
2
Tuesday, May 3, 1938
$12,300
Totals
14 Days
Daily Average: $2,036
--
2 Weeks
 
$28,500
Source: Variety

An undated issue of The Playgoer exists for this engagement.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 1938 - Tuesday, May 17, 1938 (2 Weeks)
In Old Chicago
Starring Tyrone Power
and Alice Faye
Directed by Henry King
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
95 Minutes

Island in the Sky
Starring Gloria Stuart
and Michael Whalen
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
68 Minutes
  "First Time at Popular Prices"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "In Old Chicago" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 10, 1938
$11,100
2
Tuesday, May 17, 1938
$7,500
Totals
14 Days
Daily Average: $1,329
--
2 Weeks
 
$18,600
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, May 18, 1938 - Tuesday, May 24, 1938 (1 Week)
Kentucky Moonshine
Starring The Ritz Brothers
and Tony Martin
Directed by David Butler
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
87 Minutes

Hold That Kiss
Starring Maureen O'Sullivan
and Dennis O'Keefe
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
79 Minutes
  Wednesday, May 18th, 1938:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 11th Birthday Today
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Kentucky Moonshine" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 24, 1938
$9,100
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,300
--
1 Week
 
$9,100
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, May 25, 1938 - Tuesday, May 31, 1938 (1 Week)
Kidnapped
Starring Warner Baxter
and Freddie Bartholomew
Directed by Alfred L. Werker
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
90 Minutes

One Wild Night
Starring June Lang
and Dick Baldwin
Directed by Eugene Forde

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
72 Minutes
  "Modeling for Money" with Pete Smith / Directed by David Miller / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Kidnapped" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 31, 1938
$7,900
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,129
--
1 Week
 
$7,900
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 1, 1938 - Tuesday, June 7, 1938 (1 Week)
Three Comrades
Starring Robert Taylor
and Margaret Sullivan
Directed by Frank Borzage
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
98 Minutes

Crime Takes a Holiday
Starring Jack Holt
and Marcia Ralston
Directed by Lewis D. Collins

A Larry Darmour Production
A Columbia Pictures Release
59 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Three Comrades" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 7, 1938
$10,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,529
--
1 Week
 
$10,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 8, 1938 - Tuesday, June 14, 1938 (1 Week)
Four Men and a Prayer
Starring Loretta Young
and Richard Green
Directed by John Ford
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
85 Minutes

Rascals
Starring Jane Withers
and Rochelle Hudson
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
77 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Four Men and a Prayer" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 14, 1938
$9,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,288
--
1 Week
 
$9,000
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, June 15, 1938 - Tuesday, June 21, 1938 (1 Week)
Josette
Starring Don Ameche
and Simone Simon
Directed by Allan Dwan
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
73 Minutes

Gangs of New York
Starring Charles Bickford
and Ann Dvorak
Directed by James Cruze

A Republic Picture
67 Minutes
  "The Story of George Washington Carver" with Pete Smith / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Josette" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 21, 1938
$9,200
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,314
--
1 Week
 
$9,200
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 22, 1938 - Tuesday, June 28, 1938 (1 Week)
Three Blind Mice
Starring Loretta Young
and Joel McCrea
Directed by William A. Seiter
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
75 Minutes

Woman Against Woman
Starring Herbert Marshall
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
61 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Three Blind Mice" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 28, 1938
$12,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,714
--
1 Week
 
$12,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 29, 1938 - Tuesday, July 5, 1938 (1 Week)
The Toy Wife
Starring Luise Rainer
and Melvyn Douglas
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
96 Minutes

Passport Husband
Starring Stuart Erwin
and Pauline Moore
Directed by James Tinling

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
72 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Toy Wife" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, July 5, 1938
$10,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,500
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, July 6, 1938 - Tuesday, July 12, 1938 (1 Week)
Always Goodbye
Starring Barbara Stanwyck
and Herbert Marshall
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
75 Minutes

Fast Company
Starring Melvyn Douglas
and Florence Rice
Directed by Edward Buzzell

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
75 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Always Goodbye" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, July 12, 1938
$10,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,500
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, July 13, 1938 - Tuesday, July 19, 1938 (1 Week)
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Starring Lewis Stone
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by George B. Seitz
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
91 Minutes

Yellow Jack
Starring Robert Montgomery
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by George B. Seitz

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
83 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Love Finds Andy Hardy" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, July 19, 1938
$12,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,757
--
1 Week
 
$12,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, July 20, 1938 - Tuesday, July 26, 1938 (1 Week)
Lord Jeff
Starring Freddie Martholomew
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by Sam Wood
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
85 Minutes

Port of Seven Seas
Starring Wallace Beery
and Frank Morgan
Directed by James Whale

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
81 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Wednesday, July 20, 1938
Edgar Bergen (35) and Charlie McCarthy Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Lord Jeff" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, July 26, 1938
$11,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,614
--
1 Week
 
$11,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, July 27, 1938 - Tuesday, August 2, 1938 (1 Week)
Little Miss Broadway
Starring Shirley Temple
and George Murphy
Directed by Sam Wood
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
72 Minutes

The Chaser
Starring Dennis O'Keefe
and Ann Morriss
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
75 Minutes
  "The Fox Hunt" with Mickey Mouse / Directed by Ben Sharpsteen / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Little Miss Broadway" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, August 2, 1938
$8,100
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,157
--
1 Week
 
$8,100
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, August 3, 1938 - Tuesday, August 9, 1938 (1 Week)
I'll Give a Million
Starring Warner Baxter
and Marjorie Weaver
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
70 Minutes

Army Girl
Starring Madge Evans
and Preston Foster
Directed by George Nichols Jr.

A Republic Picture
80 Minutes
  "Surf Heroes" with Pete Smith / Directed by Charles T. Trego / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "I'll Give a Million" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, August 9, 1938
$8,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,214
--
1 Week
 
$8,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, August 10, 1938 - Tuesday, August 23, 1938 (2 Weeks)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Starring Tyrone Power and Alice Faye
Directed by Henry King
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
106 Minutes
Fox Movietone News - Lowell Thomas announcing
"Follow the Arrow" with Pete Smith and Howard Hill / Directed by Felix E. Feist / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject

Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Alexander's Ragtime Band" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, August 16, 1938
35
$21,254
2
Tuesday, August 23, 1938
35
$15,200
Totals
14 Days
Daily Average: $2,603
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $520
70
$36,445
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, August 24, 1938 - Tuesday, August 30, 1938 (1 Week)
The Crowd Roars
Starring Robert Taylor
and Edward Arnold
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
90 Minutes

Keep Smiling
Starring Jane Withers
and Gloria Stuart
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
75 Minutes
  "The City of Little Men" with Edward Flanagan and Johnny Walsh / Directed by Harry Loud / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Crowd Roars" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, August 30, 1938
$11,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,571
--
1 Week
 
$11,000
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, August 31, 1938 - Tuesday, September 6, 1938 (1 Week)
My Lucky Star
Starring Sonja Hennie
and Richard Greene
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
90 Minutes

Safety in Numbers
Starring Jed Prouty
and Shirley Deane
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
55 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures" - This was a Major-Studio sponsored contest, open to written entries up until the end of 1938. Winners were announced at Southland theatres (perhaps by radio hook-up) on Monday, March 1, 1939 - ED
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "My Lucky Star" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 6, 1938
$12,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,814
--
1 Week
 
$12,700
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, September 7, 1938 - Tuesday, September 13, 1938 (1 Week)
Three Loves Has Nancy
Starring Janet Gaynor
and Robert Montgomery
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
70 Minutes

Rich Man Poor Girl
Starring Robert Young
and Lew Ayres
Directed by Reinhold Schunzel

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
72 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Three Loves Has Nancy" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 13, 1938
$11,200
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,600
--
1 Week
 
$11,200
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, September 14, 1938 - Tuesday, September 20, 1938 (1 Week)
Boys Town
Starring Spencer Tracy
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
96 Minutes

Speed to Burn
Starring Michael Whalen
and Lynn Bari
Directed by Otto Brower

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
60 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Boy's Town" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 20, 1938
$14,600
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $2,086
--
1 Week
 
$14,600
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 1938 - Tuesday, September 27, 1938 (1 Week)
Hold That Co-ed
Starring John Barrymore
and George Murphy
Directed by George Marshall
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
80 Minutes

Mysterious Mr. Moto
Starring Peter Lorre
and Mary Maquire
Directed by Norman Foster

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
62 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
"Anaesthesia" with Pete Smith / Directed by Will Jason / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Hold That Co-ed" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, Setember 27, 1938
$9,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,286
--
1 Week
 
$9,000
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, September 28, 1938 - Tuesday, October 4, 1938 (1 Week)
Too Hot to Handle
Starring Clark Gable
and Myrna Loy
Directed by Jack Conway
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
107 Minutes

Meet the Girls
Starring June Lang
and Lynn Bari
Directed by Eugene Forde

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
60 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Too Hot to Handle" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 4, 1938
$13,400
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,914
--
1 Week
 
$13,400
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 5, 1938 - Tuesday, October 11, 1938 (1 Week)
Straight, Place and Show
Starring The Ritz Brothers
and Richard Arlen
Directed by David Butler
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
68 Minutes

Time Out for Murder
Starring Michael Whalen
and Gloria Stuart
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
61 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
"Football Thrills" with Pete Smith / Directed by Pete Smith / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Tuesday, October 11, 1938
The Dionne Quintuplets, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie Marie, Marie (4) and Jean Hersholt (52) Footprint Ceremonies (removed)
 
Reported Gross "Straight, Place and Show" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 11, 1938
$7,200
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,029
--
1 Week
 
$7,200
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 12, 1938 - Tuesday, October 18, 1938 (1 Week)
Marie Antoinette
Starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
149 Minutes
"First Time at Popular Prices"
"This is one of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
"Hot on Ice" with Pete Smith and the Loyola Lions / Directed by Tom Lieb and Willard Van der Veer / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject

Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Tuesday, October 18, 1938
Mickey Rooney (18) Forecourt Ceremonies (replaced in February, 1986)
 
Reported Gross "Marie Antoinette" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 18, 1938
28
$7,900
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,129
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $282
28
$7,900
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 19, 1938, 1938 - Tuesday, October 25, 1938 (1 Week)
Stablemates
Starring Wallace Beery
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by Sam Wood
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
89 Minutes

Vacation from Love
Starring Dennis O'Keefe
and Florence Rice
Directed by George Fitzmaurice

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
66 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
"Believe it or Not" with Robert L. Ripley / A Warner Bros. Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Stablemates" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 25, 1938
$10,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,486
--
1 Week
 
$10,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 26, 1938 - Tuesday, November 1, 1938 (1 Week)
Suez
Starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young
Directed by Allan Dwan
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
98 Minutes
"How to Watch a Football Game" with Robert Benchley / Directed by Roy Rowland / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
"They Live Again" with John Nesbitt / Directed by Fred Zinneman / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Passing Parade" Short Subject

Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Suez" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 1, 1938
28
$13,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,857
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $464
28
$13,000
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, November 2, 1938, - Tuesday, November 8, 1938 (1 Week)
Just Around the Corner
Starring Shirley Temple
and Joan Davis
Directed by Irving Cummings
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
70 Minutes

Road Demon
Starring Henry Arthur
and Joan Valerie
Directed by Otto Brower

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
65 Minutes
  "Free Photo of Shirley Sat. and Sun. only"
"The World is Ours" a Novel Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Just Around the Corner" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 8, 1938
$5,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $714
--
1 Week
 
$5,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 9, 1938, - Tuesday, November 14, 1938 (1 Week)
The Great Waltz
Starring Luise Rainer
and Ferdinand Gravey
Directed by Julien Duvivier
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
104 Minutes

Down on the Farm
Starring Jed Prouty
and Spring Byington
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
61 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Great Waltz" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 14, 1938
$14,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $2,000
--
1 Week
 
$14,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 15, 1938 - Tuesday, November 22, 1938 (1 Week)
Young Dr. Kildare
Starring Lew Ayres
and Loinel Barrymore
Directed by Harold S. Bucquet
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
82 Minutes

Listen, Darling
Starring Freddy Bartholomew
and Judy Garland
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
75 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Young Dr. Kildare" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 22, 1938
$7,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,000
--
1 Week
 
$7,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 23, 1938 - Tuesday, November 29, 1938 (1 Week)
Submarine Patrol
Starring Richard Greene
and Nancy Kelly
Directed by John Ford
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
95 Minutes

Five of a Kind
Starring The Dionne Quintuplets
and Jean Hersholt
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
85 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Sumarine Patrol" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 29, 1938
$8,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,257
--
1 Week
 
$8,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 30, 1938 - Tuesday, December 6, 1938 (1 Week)
The Young in Heart
Starring Janet Gaynor
and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Directed by Richard Wallace
A Selznick International Production
A United Artists Release
90 Minutes

Always in Trouble
Starring Jane Withers
and Jean Rogers
Directed by Joseph Santley

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
70 Minutes
  "These are two of the $250,000 Movie Quiz Contest Pictures"
"Motion Pictures Are Your Best Entertainment"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Young in Heart" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 6, 1938
$9,100
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,300
--
1 Week
 
$9,100
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 1938 - Tuesday, December 13, 1938 (1 Week)
The Shining Hour
Starring Joan Crawford
and Margaret Sullavan
Directed by Frank Borzage
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
76 Minutes

Spring Madness
Starring Maureen O'Sullivan
and Lew Ayres
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
67 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Shining Hour" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 13, 1938
$10,200
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: 1,457
--
1 Week
 
$10,200
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, December 14, 1938 - Tuesday, December 20, 1938 (1 Week)
There Goes My Heart
Starring Fredric March
and Virginia Bruce
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
A Hal Roach Production
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
83 Minutes

Up the River
Starring Preston Foster
and Tony Martin
Directed by Alfred L. Werker

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
75 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "There Goes My Heart" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 20, 1938
$6,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $957
--
1 Week
 
$6,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, December 21, 1938 - Tuesday, December 27, 1938 (1 Week)
Out West with the Hardys
Starring Lewis Stone
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by George B. Seitz
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
84 Minutes

A Christmas Carol
Starring Reginald Owen
and Gene Lockhart
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
69 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Out West with the Hardy's" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 27, 1938
$10,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,529
--
1 Week
 
$10,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, December 28, 1938 - Tuesday, January 3, 1939 (1 Week)
Sweethearts
Starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture in Technicolor
114 Minutes
"Water Babies" A Silly Symphony in Technicolor / Directed by Wilfred Jackson / A Walt Disney Production / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Wednesday, December 28, 1938
Nelson Eddy (37) Forecourt Ceremonies
  Saturday, December 31, 1938:

New Year's Eve showings from 6:00 PM on of "Sweethearts" "Water Babies" and a preview of Disney's "Ferdinand the Bull" Ticket Prices: General Admission 75¢.
 
 
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