N.Y. Post critic Lou Lumenick says that “an era has ended with the closing of Loews State, the last movie theater operating in Times Square, once the nation’s premier moviegoing district.” I’ve been in NYC dozens of times over the last 20 years (I lived there from ’78 to ’83) and I didn’t go to this low-rent basement-level theatre once…not once. Lumenick says that the State — a modest four-screen multiplex tucked into a sub-basement of the Virgin Megastore on Broadway at 45th Street — was the final holdout in an area that once housed more than a dozen movie palaces along Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 47th streets.” First, there were precisely twelve Times Square theatres in the old days — the Paramount, Astor, Victoria, RKO Warner, the Rivoli, Leow’s Capitol, the Roxy, the DeMille, the Trans-Lux, RKO Palace, Leows State and the Criterion — and second, they went from 42nd to 51st Street. The National wasn’t a classic Times Square movie palace…got started in the mid ’70s, so it was too “new” and didn’t count. And I’ve never heard of the Strand.