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Thanks for posting the audio clip, DJF7, extremely enjoyable. It brought back many wonderful memories of the MUSIC HALL. Will enjoy hearing more when you add more.
My cousin lived further up on Garth Road. I use to pass the theatre many times. I remember going there back in the 1990’s. Bob Miller gave excellent info.
Royal was etched on top of the original facade of the building, so I believe that was it’s original name. The building is on the corner of forty-first street and thirteenth Avenue, so it could not have been the Amoranth theatre which is listed as being on forty-second street. That place must have been a short lived theatre. It is the first time I ever heard it mentioned.
The talented Mr. Mitchell brought so much joy to people. He will be fondly remembered.
The orchestra floor was leveled and the seats removed so furniture could be stored there. The 46th Street had concerts there in its last few years before closing in 1973.
The building in Lost Memory’s 1968 photo is the Blythborne post office. Enjoyed jloew’s informative post. I didn’t realize the organ was still there at that time. Like so many theatres, what a shame it is gone, a sign of the “modern” times.
I commend the group that now owns the Majestic theatre. You are doing a great job. Wishing you continued success.
I hope the proper people can collectively get their act together and effectively restore this unique theatre soon. Time is passing.
A very atractive theatre. I am glad it is in good hands.
What a stunning theatre! I am so glad it was restored and will be seen by many generations to come.
Lost Memory, I really appreciate all the wonderful photos you post. Thank you!
An attractive theatre. I am glad it is being so well maintained.
GabeDF thanks for letting us know about the filmed segment of Lanny Ross. It was very enjoyable
Just saw an interior photo of the restoration. The theatre looks beautiful.
The photo must be from 1986 since it is showing the movie DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
How sad it must be to see, like so many wonderful movie theatres. Many of us who are old enough are lucky to remember them. I have so many wonderful memories of attending the Oriental. When I moved out of Brooklyn, New York City had greatly changed and lost a lot of its charm to me.
I agree with Warren. Notic that the headlight are on all cars and taxis. “Roxy” Rothafel gave some ideas that were incorporated into the design of RCMH, such as the idea for the “sunburst stage (I read that he got the idea when he was taking an ocean cruise and was watching the sun setting) but he is not the designer.
Plenty of showmanship and style in that program. Makes you want to attend that theatre. I appreciate S. Porridge letting us see it.
Steve Morris looks like a very kind person. I hope the Gem Theatrre continues for a long time to entertain the area. It’s an attractive theatre.
I am so glad to know that Carl Moore is restoring this theatre. I wish him much success.
Hope this theatre is restored before it becomes too late. I am sure it can have many uses to serve the community.
RCMH remains one of the most beautiful theatres in the world. I hope it always continues to be well taken care of. It is a treasure that future genrations should be able to see and enjoy.
I am glad to know that this beautiful theatre is being maintained.
Attractive facade which still maintains its original appearance. I hope someone can post a photo of the auditorium.
For thirty-six years the auditorium has been a storage area for furniture. The orchestra was leveled, and the ceiling is in bad shape, as are the surrounding ornaments. Remembering the theatre’s appearance when I was young, this photo makes me very sad. As I mentioned before, the real estate is valuable in this area. Someday the building will be razed. This ultra-religious community will never allow it to become a theatre again. The people once supported such cultural things(including myself)have all moved away.