Wednesday, December 27, 1939 - Tuesday, January 2, 1940 (1 Week)
Swanee River
Starring Don Ameche
and Andrea Leeds
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
84 Minutes
City of Chance
Starring Lynn Bari
and C. Aubrey Smith
Directed by Ricardo Cortez

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

Reported Gross "Swanee River" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 2, 1940
$13,400
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,914
--
1 Week
 
$13,400
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 3, 1940 - Tuesday, January 9, 1940 (1 Week)
Balalaika
Starring Nelson Eddy
and Ilona Massey
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
102 Minutes
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Starring Ann Sothern
and Lewis Stone
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
70 Minutes
  Views of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the USC/Tennessee Rose Bowl Game
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Balalaika" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 9,1940
$9,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,400
--
1 Week
 
$9,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 10, 1940 - Tuesday, January 16, 1940 (1 Week)
The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Starring Lew Ayres
and Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Harold S. Bucquet
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
84 Minutes
The Cisco Kid and the Lady
Starring Cesar Romero
and Marjorie Weaver
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

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

Reported Gross "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 16, 1940
$9,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,400
--
1 Week
 
$9,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 17, 1940 - Tuesday, January 23, 1940 (1 Week)
Barricade
Starring Alice Faye
and Warner Baxter
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
71 Minutes
He Married His Wife
Starring Joel McCrea
and Nancy Kelly
Directed by Roy Del Ruth

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
83 Minutes
  "The Old South" with Frank Whitbeck / Directed by Fred Zinnemann / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Miniature
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Barricade" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 23, 1940
$6,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $857
--
1 Week
 
$6,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 24, 1940 - Tuesday, January 30, 1940 (1 Week)
Remember?
Starring Robert Taylor
and Greer Garson
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
83 Minutes
The Shop Around the Corner
Starring Margaret Sullavan
and James Stewart
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

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

Reported Gross "Remember?" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, January 30, 1940
$10,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,529
--
1 Week
 
$10,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, January 31, 1940 - Tuesday, February 6, 1940 (1 Week)
I Take This Woman
Starring Spencer Tracy
and Hedy Lamarr
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
89 Minutes
Henry Goes Arizona
Starring Frank Morgan
and Virginia Weidler
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
66 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Major Studio Preview, Wednesday, January 31, 1940 at 8:30 PM:

LITTLE OLD NEW YORK

Starring Alice Faye and Fred MacMurray
Directed by Henry King
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
--
Admission: 85¢

Reported Gross "I Take This Woman" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 6, 1940
$8,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,186
--
1 Week
 
$8,300
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, February 7, 1940 - Tuesday, February 13, 1940 (1 Week)
Little Old New York
Starring Alice Faye
and Fred MacMurray
Directed by Henry King
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
100 Minutes
High School
Starring Jane Withers
and Joe Brown Jr.
Directed by George Nichols Jr.

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
74 Minutes
  "Northward Ho" with Frank Whitbeck / Directed by Harry Loud / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Miniature
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Little Old New York" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 13, 1940
$8,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,143
--
1 Week
 
$8,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 14, 1940 - Tuesday, February 20, 1940 (1 Week)
Broadway Melody of 1940
Starring Fred Astaire
and Eleanor Powell
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
102 Minutes
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Starring Lloyd Nolan
and Jean Rogers
Directed by David Burton

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
74 Minutes

Sunday, February 18, 1940:

World Premiere at 9:00 AM

THE FLAG SPEAKS
Narrated by John Nesbitt / Directed by David Miller / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short in Technicolor / 20 Minutes
--
Sponsored by The American Legion of California and the Motion Picture Amercanism Committee
--
Participating in the pre-screening parade:
Company C, 160th National Guard Infantry
Sons of the American Legion
Daughters of the American Legion
San Gabriel Drum and Bugle Corps.
Alhambra Legion Auxiliary Drill Team
American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Junior Auxiliary
Hollywood Sons of the American Legion Band
Leonard Wood Auxiliary Drill Team
Culver City Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps.
--
In the Theatre:
Sheriff's Boy Band, under the direction of Col. Vesey Walker
--
PROGRAM:
Group Singing of The National Anthem
The Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation by the Rev. Martin C. Keating
Address of Welcome by California Legion Representative Dr. Russell W. Starr
Program General Director John R. Lechner will introduce
Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron
State Legion Commander William S. Dunn will present Citations of Honor to:
•  Louis B. Mayer, Vice-President of Production, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (in abstensia)
• Walter Wanger, Producer (who accepted on behalf of Mayer)
Legion Vice-Commander Norman "Pat" Lyon will present a Special Citation of Honor to:
Legion Former National Commander Col. William E. Eastergood
--
Regular Showings of "Broadway Melody of 1940" and "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk" following the Premiere

Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Broadway Melody of 1940" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 20, 1940
$10,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,500
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety


Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher C. Bowron speaking from the stage of the Chinese Theatre. prior to the premiere showing of The Flag Speaks.
 
Wednesday, February 21, 1940 - Tuesday, February 27, 1940 (1 Week)
The Man from Dakota
Starring Wallace Beery
and John Howard
Directed by Leslie Fenton
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
75 Minutes
Congo Maisie
Starring Ann Sothern
and John Carroll
Directed by H.C. Potter

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
71 Minutes
  "Set 'Em Up" with Pete Smith and bowling stars Andy Varipapa and Ned Day / Directed by Felix E. Feist / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Monday, February 26, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!

Reported Gross "The Man from Dakota" @ 30¢ -65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, February 27, 1940
$9,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,357
--
1 Week
 
$9,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, February 28, 1940 - Tuesday, March 5, 1940 (1 Week)
The Grapes of Wrath
Starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell
Directed by John Ford
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
129 Minutes
"The Fishing Bear" A Ising/Quimby Cartoon in Technicolor / Directed by Rudolph Ising / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cartoon
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
4 Star Theatre, Mid-Wilshire
(Film Premiered at the 4 Star, Tuesday, February 17, 1940 -ED)
Monday, March 4, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!

Reported Gross "The Grapes of Wrath" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 5, 1940
35
$12,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,714
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $343
35
$12,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 1940 - Tuesday, March 12, 1940 (1 Week)
Northwest Passage
Starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Young
Directed by King Vidor
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture in Technicolor
126 Minutes
"Mad Maestro" A Harman/Quimby Cartoon in Technicolor / Directed by Friz Freleng and Hugh Harman / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cartoon
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Monday, March 11, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!

Reported Gross "Northwest Passage" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 12, 1940
35
$13,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,857
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $371
35
$13,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 1940 - Tuesday, March 19, 1940 (1 Week)
Strange Cargo
Starring Clark Gable
and Joan Crawford
Directed by Frank Borzage
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
113 Minutes
Young as You Feel
Starring Jed Prouty
and Spring Byington
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
60 Minutes
 

Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown


Monday, March 18, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!

Monday, March 18, 1940
Linda Darnell (16) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Strange Cargo" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 19, 1940
$11,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,671
--
1 Week
 
$11,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 1940 - Tuesday, March 26, 1940 (1 Week)
The Blue Bird
Starring Shirley Temple
and Spring Byington
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
88 Minutes
Viva Cisco Kid
Starring Cesar Romero
and Jean Rogers
Directed by Norman Foster

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
65 Minutes
  "The Riveter" Starring Donald Duck / Directed by Dick Lundy / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Major Studio Preview, Wednesday, March 20, 1940 at 8:00 PM:

REBECCA
Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A Selznick International Picture, released by United Artists
130 Minutes
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Monday, March 25, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!
 
Monday, March 25, 1940
Rosa Grauman Tribute and George Raft (38) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "The Blue Bird" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, March 28, 1940
$7,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,071
--
1 Week
 
$7,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 1940 - Tuesday, April 2, 1940 (1 Week)
The House Across the Bay
Starring George Raft
and Joan Bennett
Directed by Archie Mayo
A Walter Wanger Production
A United Artists Release
88 Minutes
The Earl of Chicago
Starring Robert Montgomery
and Edward Arnold
Directed by Richard Thorpe

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
87 Minutes
  Prices: 30¢ to 1:00 PM / 40¢ to 6:00 PM / 50¢ plus tax thereafter
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Monday, April 1, 1940 at 6:00 PM:

"The Last Time in Person in Hollywood"
The Mental Banker, Dr. I.Q. and Company / "The Radio Sensation from Coast to Coast" Broadcasting live from the Grauman's Chinese Stage - Win up to $700!

Reported Gross "The House Across the Bay" @ 30¢ -65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 2, 1940
$9,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,388
--
1 Week
 
$9,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 1940 - Tuesday, April 9, 1940 (1 Week)
Star Dust
Starring Linda Darnell
and John Payne
Directed by Walter Lang
A Walter Wanger Production
A United Artists Release
90 Minutes
Slightly Honorable
Starring Pat O'Brien
and Edward Arnold
Directed by Tay Garnett

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

Reported Gross "Star Dust" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 9, 1940
$8,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,186
--
1 Week
 
$8,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 1940 - Tuesday, April 16, 1940 (1 Week)
Young Tom Edison
Starring Mickey Rooney
and Fay Bainter
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
86 Minutes
The Ghost Comes Home
Starring Frank Morgan
and Billie Burke
Directed by
Wilhelm Thiele
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
79 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Young Tom Edison" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 16, 1940
$7,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,071
--
1 Week
 
$7,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 17, 1940 - Tuesday, April 23, 1940 (1 Week)
My Son, My Son!
Starring Madeline Carroll
and Brian Aherne
Directed by Charles Vidor
An Edward Small Production
A United Artists Release
116 Minutes
Shooting High
Starring Jane Withers
and Gene Autry
Directed by
Alfred E. Green
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
65 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "My Son, My Son!" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 23, 1940
$8,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,257
--
1 Week
 
$8,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 1940 - Tuesday, April 31, 1940 (1 Week)
Johnny Apollo
Starring Tyrone Power
and Dorothy Lamour
Directed by Henry Hathaway
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
94 Minutes
And One Was Beautiful
Starring Robert Cummings
and Laraine Day
Directed by
Robert B. Sinclair
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
70 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Johnny Apollo" @ 30¢ - 65¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, April 30, 1940
$8,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,243
--
1 Week
 
$8,700
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, May 1, 1940 - Tuesday, May 7, 1940 (1 Week)
20 Mule Team
Starring Wallace Beery
and Leo Carrillo
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
84 Minutes
Free, Blonde and 21
Starring Lynn Bari
and Mary Beth Hughes
Directed by
Ricardo Cortez
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
67 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "20 Mule Team" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 7, 1940
$7,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,100
--
1 Week
 
$7,700
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, May 8, 1940 - Tuesday, May 14, 1940 (1 Week)
I Was an Adventuress
Starring Vera Zorina
and Richard Greene
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
81 Minutes
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Starring Lew Ayres
and Lionel Barrymore
Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
77 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "I Was an Adventuress" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 14, 1940
$6,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $929
--
1 Week
 
$6,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, May 15, 1940 - Tuesday, May 21, 1940 (1 Week)
Waterloo Bridge
Starring Vivian Leigh
and Robert Taylor
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
108 Minutes
On Their Own
Starring Spring Byington
and Kenneth Howell
Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
65 Minutes
  Major Studio Preview, Wednesday, May 15, 1940 at 8:00 PM:

LILLIAN RUSSELL
Starring Alice Faye and Don Ameche
Directed by Irving Cummings
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
127 Minutes
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Saturday, May 18, 1940:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 13th Birthday Today

Reported Gross "Waterloo Bridge" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 21, 1940
$11,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,571
--
1 Week
 
$11,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, May 22, 1940 - Tuesday, May 28, 1940 (1 Week)
Lillian Russell
Starring Alice Faye
and Don Ameche
Directed by Irving Cummings
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
127 Minutes
Charlie Chan in Panama
Starring Sidney Toler
and Jean Rogers
Directed by
Norman Foster
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
66 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Lillian Russell" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, May 28, 1940
$11,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,671
--
1 Week
 
$11,700
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, May 29, 1940 - Tuesday, June 4, 1940 (1 Week)
Edison, the Man
Starring Spencer Tracy
and Rita Johnson
Directed by Clarence Brown
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
107 Minutes
Two Girls on Broadway
Starring Lana Turner
and Joan Blondell
Directed by
S. Sylvan Simon
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
73 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Edison, the Man" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 4, 1940
$11,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,571
--
1 Week
 
$11,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 5, 1940 - Tuesday, June 11, 1940 (1 Week)
Susan and God
Starring Joan Crawford
and Fredric March
Directed by George Cukor
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
117 Minutes
Florian
Starring Robert Young
and Helen Gilbert
Directed by
Edwin L. Marin
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
91 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Susan and God" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 11, 1940
$13,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,857
--
1 Week
 
$13,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 12, 1940 - Tuesday, June 18, 1940 (1 Week)
Four Sons
Starring Don Ameche
and Eugenie Leontovich
Directed by Archie Mayo
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
89 Minutes
Girl in 313
Starring Florence Rice
and Kent Taylor
Directed by
Ricardo Cortez
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
56 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Four Sons" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 18, 1940
$7,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,042
--
1 Week
 
$7,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 19, 1940 - Tuesday, June 25, 1940 (1 Week)
Earthbound
Starring Warner Baxter
and Andrea Leeds
Directed by Irving Pichel
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
67 Minutes
Forty Little Mothers
Starring Eddie Cantor
and Judith Anderson
Directed by
Busby Berkeley
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
90 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Earthbound" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, June 25, 1940
$4,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $571
--
1 Week
 
$4,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, June 26, 1940 - Monday, July 1, 1940 (1 Week)
New Moon
Starring Jeanette MacDonald
and Nelson Eddy
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
105 Minutes
Phantom Raiders
Starring Walter Pidgeon
and Donald Meek
Directed by
Jacques Tourneur
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
70 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "New Moon" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Monday, July 1, 1940 (6 Days)
$11,900
Totals
6 Days
Daily Average: $1,983
--
1 Week
 
$11,900
Source: Variety
 
 
Tuesday, July 2, 1940 - Wednesday, July 10, 1940 (1 Week)
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Starring Lewis Stone
and Mickey Rooney
Directed by George B. Seitz
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
88 Minutes
Lucky Cisco Kid
Starring Cesar Romero
and Mary Beth Hughes
Directed by
H. Bruce Humberstone
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
67 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Andy Hardy Meets Debutante" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Wednesday, July 10, 1940 (9 Days)
$14,500
Totals
9 Days
Daily Average: $1,611
--
1 Week
 
$14,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, July 11, 1940 - Wednesday, July 17, 1940 (1 Week)
Maryland
Starring Walter Brennan
and Fay Bainter
Directed by Henry King
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
92 Minutes
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Starring Sidney Toler
and Marjorie Weaver
Directed by
Eugene Forde
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
77 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Maryland" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Wednesday, July 17, 1940
$7,900
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,129
--
1 Week
 
$7,900
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, July 18, 1940 - Wednesday, July 24, 1940 (1 Week)
South of Pago-Pago
Starring Victor McLaglen
and Jon Hall
Directed by Alfred E. Green
An Edward Small Production
A United Artists Release
98 Minutes
Saps at Sea
Starring Stan Laurel
and Oliver Hardy

Directed by
Gordon Douglas
A Hal Roach Production
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
57 Minutes
  "Tugboat Mickey" Starring Mickey Mouse / Directed by Clyde Geromini / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "South of Pago-Pago" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Wednesday, July 24, 1940
$8,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,142
--
1 Week
 
$8,000
Source: Variety
 
Thursday, July 25, 1940 - Wednesday, July 31, 1940 (1 Week)
Gold Rush Maisie
Starring Ann Sothern
and Lee Bowman
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
82 Minutes
Sporting Blood
Starring Robert Young
and Maureen O'Sullivan
Directed by
S. Sylvan Simon
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
82 Minutes
  "Social Sea Lions" with Pete Smith / Directed by Johnny Hines / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Gold Rush Maisie" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Wednesday, July 31, 1940
$8,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,186
--
1 Week
 
$8,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, August 1, 1940 - Wednesday, August 7, 1940 (1 Week)
The Man I Married
Starring Joan Bennett
and Francis Lederer
Directed by Irving Pichel
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
77 Minutes
Sailor's Lady
Starring Nancy Kelly
and Jon Hall
Directed by
Allan Dwan
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
67 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Man I Married" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Wednesday, August 7, 1940
$7,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,114
--
1 Week
 
$7,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Thursday, August 8, 1940 - Tuesday, August 20, 1940 (2 Weeks)
Boom Town
Starring Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy
Directed by Jack Conway
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
119 Minutes
Doors open at 10:30 AM Daily
Prices this engagement only:
40¢ to 1:00 PM / 50¢ to 6:00 PM / 75¢ Nights / Kids 20¢
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Boom Town" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, August 14, 1940
42
$22,300
2
Tuesday, August 20, 1940 (6 Days)
36
$13,000
Totals
13 Days
Daily Average: $2,715
--
--
2 Weeks
Average Performance: $453
78
$35,300
Source: Variety

 
Wednesday, August 21, 1940 - Tuesday, August 27, 1940 (1 Week)
The Return of Frank James
Starring Henry Fonda
and Gene Tierney
Directed by Fritz Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
92 Minutes
Manhattan Heartbeat
Starring Robert Sterling
and Virginia Gilmore
Directed by
David Burton
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
72 Minutes
  Regular prices: 30¢ to 1:00 PM / 40¢ to 6:00 PM / 50¢ Nights / Kids 15¢
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Return of Frank James" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, August 27, 1940
$8,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,142
--
1 Week
 
$8,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, August 28, 1940 - Tuesday, September 3, 1940 (1 Week)
I Love You Again
Starring William Powell
and Myrna Loy
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
99 Minutes
Pier 13
Starring Lynn Bari
and Lloyd Nolan
Directed by
Eugene Forde
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
64 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "I Love You Again" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 3, 1940
$14,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $2,000
--
1 Week
 
$14,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, September 4, 1940 - Tuesday, September 10, 1940 (1 Week)
Brigham Young
Starring Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell
Directed by Henry Hathaway
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
113 Minutes
"Mr. Duck Steps Out" Starring Donald Duck / Directed by Jack King / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Prices this engagement only:
40¢ to 1:00 PM / 50¢ to 6:00 PM / 75¢ Nights / Kids 20¢
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
 
Thursday, September 5, 1940
John Barrymore (58) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Brigham Young" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 10, 1940
35
$11,700
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,671
--
--
1 Week
Average Performance: $334
35
$11,700
Source: Variety
 
 
World Premiere Engagement
Wednesday, September 11, 1940 - Tuesday, September 17, 1940 (1 Week)
The Great Profile
Starring John Barrymore
and Mary Beth Hughes
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
82 Minutes
We Who Are Young
Starring Lana Turner
and John Shelton
Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
80 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "The Great Profile" @ 30¢ - 55¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 17, 1940
$9,100
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,300
--
1 Week
 
$9,100
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, September 18, 1940 - Tuesday, September 24, 1940 (1 Week)
Kit Carson
Starring Jon Hall
and Lynn Bari
Directed by George B. Seitz
An Edward Small Production
A United Artists release
97 Minutes
The Golden Fleecing
Starring Lew Ayres
and Rita Johnson
Directed by
Leslie Fenton
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
69 Minutes
  Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Kit Carson" @ 30¢ - 55¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, September 24, 1940
$6,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $857
--
1 Week
 
$6,000
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, September 25, 1940 - Tuesday, October 1, 1940 (1 Week)
Strike Up the Band
Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Directed by Busby Berkeley
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
120 Minutes
"Football Thrills of 1939" with Pete Smith / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Prices this engagement only:
40¢ to 1:00 PM / 50¢ to 6:00 PM / 75¢ Nights / Kids 20¢
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Strike Up the Band" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 1, 1940
35
$11,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,643
--
--
1Week
Average Performance: $329
35
$11,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 2, 1940 - Monday, October 7, 1940 (1 Week)
Public Deb No. 1
Starring George Murphy
and Brenda Joyce
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
79 Minutes
Captain Caution
Starring Victor Mature
and Louise Platt
Directed by
Richard Wallace
A Hal Roach Production
A United Artists Release
86 Minutes
  Regular prices: 30¢ to 1:00 PM / 40¢ to 6:00 PM / 50¢ Nights / Kids 15¢
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Public DebNo. 1" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Monday, October 7, 1940 (6 Days)
$4,500
Totals
6 Days
Daily Average: $750
--
1 Week
 
$4,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 1940 - Tuesday, October 15, 1940 (1 Week)
The Westerner
Starring Gary Cooper
and Walter Brennann
Directed by William Wyler
A Samuel Goldwyn Production
A United Artists Release
100 Minutes
Yesterday's Heroes
Starring Jean Rogers
and Robert Sterling
Directed by Herbert I. Leeds

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

Reported Gross "The Westerner" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 15, 1940 (8 Days)
$10,500
Totals
8 Days
Daily Average: $1,313
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, October 16, 1940 - Tuesday, October 22, 1940 (1 Week)
Down Argentine Way
Starring Don Ameche
and Betty Grable
Directed by Irving Cummings
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
In Technicolor
89 Minutes
Sky Murder
Starring Walter Pidgeon
and Donald Meek
Directed by George B. Seitz

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
72 Minutes
  "Why Get Up an Hour Earlier? Defeat Daylight Savings Time, Proposition #5, November 5"
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Down Argentine Way" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 22, 1940
$11,600
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,657
--
1 Week
 
$11,600
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 23, 1940 - Tuesday, October 29, 1940 (1 Week)
Wyoming
Starring Wallace Beery
and Ann Rutherford
Directed by Richard Thorpe
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
88 Minutes
Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Starring Lew Ayres
and Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Harold S. Bucquet

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

Reported Gross "Wyoming" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, October 29, 1940
$8,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,143
--
1 Week
 
$8,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, October 30, 1940 - Tuesday, November 5, 1940 (1 Week)
Third Finger, Left Hand
Starring Myrna Loy
and Melvyn Douglas
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
96 Minutes
Haunted Honeymoon
Starring Robert Montgomery
and Constance Cummings
Directed by Arthur B. Woods

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
83 Minutes
  "The Miracle of Sound" A New Romance of Celluloid / Directed by Douglas Shearer / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown

Reported Gross "Third Finger, Left Hand" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 5, 1940
$9,300
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,329
--
1 Week
 
$9,300
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 6, 1940 - Tuesday, November 12, 1940 (1 Week)
The Mark of Zorro
Starring Tyrone Power
and Linda Darnell
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
94 Minutes
Young People
Starring Shirley Temple
and Jack Oakie
Directed by Allan Dwan

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

Reported Gross "The Mark of Zorro" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 12, 1940
$10,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,500
--
1 Week
 
$10,500
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 13, 1940 - Tuesday, November 19, 1940 (1 Week)
Bitter Sweet
Starring Jeanette MacDonald
and Nelson Eddy
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
In Technicolor
94 Minutes
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
Starring Sidney Toler
and Victor Sen Yung
Directed by Lynn Shores

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

Reported Gross "Bitter Sweet" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 19, 1940
$9,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,288
--
1 Week
 
$9,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Wednesday, November 20, 1940 - Tuesday, November 26, 1940 (1 Week)
Tin Pan Alley
Starring Alice Faye
and Betty Grable
Directed by Walter Lang
A 20th Century-Fox Picture
94 Minutes
The Gay Caballero
Starring Cesar Romero
and Shelia Ryan
Directed by Otto Brower

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

Reported Gross "Tin Pan Alley" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, November 26, 1940
$12,500
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $1,786
--
1 Week
 
$12,500
Source: Variety

Photo by Brown Brothers.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 1940 - Tuesday, December 3, 1940 (1 Week)
Little Nellie Kelly
Starring Judy Garland
and George Murphy
Directed by Norman Taurog
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
98 Minutes
Hullabaloo
Starring Frank Morgan
and Virginia Grey
Directed by Edwin L. Marin

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

Reported Gross "Little Nellie Kelly" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Tuesday, December 3, 1940
$6,000
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $857
--
1 Week
 
$6,000
Source: Variety
 
 
World Premiere Engagement
Wednesday, December 4, 1940 - Friday, December 13, 1940 (1 Week)
Comrade X
Starring Clark Gable
and Hedy Lamarr
Directed by King Vidor
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
90 Minutes
Charter Pilot
Starring Lloyd Nolan
and Lynn Bari
Directed by Eugene Forde

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

Reported Gross "Comrade X" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Friday, December 13, 1940 (10 Days)
$12,000
Totals
10 Days
Daily Average: $1,200
--
1 Week
 
$12,000
Source: Variety
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 1940 - Friday, December 20, 1940 (1 Week)
Go West
Starring The Marx Brothers
and John Carroll
Directed by Edward Buzzell
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
80 Minutes joan
Dulcy
Starring Ann Sothern
and Ian Hunter
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon

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

Reported Gross "Go West" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Friday, December 20, 1940
$6,800
Totals
7 Days
Daily Average: $971
--
1 Week
 
$6,800
Source: Variety
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 1940 - Tuesday, December 31, 1940 (1 Week)
The Thief of Bagdad
Starring Conrad Veidt
and Sabu
Directed by Ludwig Berger
A London Film Production in Technicolor
A United Artists Release
106 Minutes
Murder Over New York
Starring Sidney Toler
and Marjorie Weaver
Directed by Harry Lachman

A 20th Century-Fox Picture
65 Minutes
  First Time at Popular Prices
New Price Policy:
Junior Admission (12-16 years): 20¢ to 1:00 PM, plus 3¢ Tax / 25¢ to 6:00 PM, plus 4¢ Tax / 25¢ Nights, plus 5¢ Tax
General Admission: 30¢ to 1:00 PM / 40¢ to 6:00 PM / 50¢ Nights, Weekdays Only!
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Tuesday, December 31, 1940:

Last Showing of "The Thief of Bagdad" begins at 3:00 PM
--
Gala New Year's Eve Showings of "The Philadelphia Story" from 6:00 PM

Reported Gross "The Theif of Bagdad" @ 30¢ - 75¢
Week
Week Ending
Gross
1
Friday, September 27, 1940
$10,400
2
Tuesday, December 31, 1940 (4 Days)
$4,500
Totals
11 Days
Daily Average: $1,355
--
2 Weeks
 
$14,900
Source: Variety
 
Tuesday, December 31, 1940 - Tuesday, January 7, 1941 (1 Week)
The Philadelphia Story
Starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn
Directed by George Cukor
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
112 Minutes
"Mr. Mouse Takes a Vaction" Starring Mickey Mouse / Directed by Clyde Geronimi / A Walt Disney Production In Technicolor / An R-K-O Radio Pictures Rlease
Tuesday, December 31, 1940:

Gala New Year's Eve Showings of "The Philadelphia Story" from 6:00 PM
Day and Date:
Loew's State Theatre, Downtown
Fox Carthay Circle Theatre, Mid-Wilshire
 
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