Waldorf Theatre

116 W. 50th Street,
New York, NY 10020

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Waldorf Theatre

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The Waldorf was opened in 1926, designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp. The over-1000 seat theater stood on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue. The Waldorf operated as a marginally successful legitimate house until the end of 1933.

Turning to movies, the relatively small theater was no match for its enormous nearby neighbors, the Roxy and the Radio City Music Hall and lasted as a movie house until 1941, when it was converted over to retail use. The former theater was razed in 1967-68 to make way for construction of the Rockefeller Center’s Exxon Building.

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RobertR on May 29, 2005 at 1:15 pm

I can’t believe I never heard of this theatre. Was it directly across the street from the RCMH?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

This was already listed as a movie house in the 1937 Film Daily Year Book.

rivest266 on September 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

La «Blanche Neige et les 7 Nains" annonce du 8 Avril, 1939 a été téléchargé dans la section photo pour ce cinéma.

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