Hollywood Theatre

237 W. 51st Street,
New York, NY 10019

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William
William on August 31, 2004 at 12:49 pm

Last week they re-lamped the lobby chandelier.

William
William on August 24, 2004 at 3:09 pm

They have been doing work in the auditorium and lobby areas on the ceilings in the last two months. They have been doing a few youth programs (music & speakers) and two film screenings (youth church type). I live right next door to the theatre.

Ziggy
Ziggy on August 24, 2004 at 2:25 pm

I noticed that the style of this theatre is given as “art deco”. The facade is in that style, but the interior is done in the same sort of gorgeous french baroque that Thomas Lamb used in San Francisco’s Fox Theatre, and the Loew’s Midland in Kansas City.

ERD
ERD on June 24, 2004 at 7:51 pm

This beautiful theatre is the last movie palace still standing in the Broadway area. Hopefully, the building can eventaully be returned to presenting shows. A producer with creative vision could do so much with it.

bruceanthony
bruceanthony on November 5, 2003 at 10:35 pm

There is a severe shortage of musical theatres of this size in the theatre district. It would be nice if this theatre could be brought back on line and a new and larger home found for the church who have taken such good care of it.I heard a rumor that Disney was very interested in this theatre. brucec

richarddziadzio
richarddziadzio on May 31, 2002 at 11:27 am

The movie version of Chorus Line was filmed here in the middle 80’s. I saw my first Broadway show here around 1963, “Sound Of Music” which I think ended its run here after it moved over from the Lunt Fontaine Theatre.

William
William on December 14, 2001 at 8:30 am

In the picture above you see the 51st Street marquee. But when the Warner opened it also had a Broadway marquee and box office entrance. This area was closed off when the theatre switched over to plays.

Paul Noble
Paul Noble on March 23, 2001 at 5:26 pm

The 1942 pre-release engagement of “Casablanca” took place at the Warner Hollywood Theatre, starting Thanksgiving Weekend. In 1956, the great Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews opened here when it was renamed the Mark Hellinger Theatre (after the Broadway and Hollywood producer).