Tappan Zee Playhouse

20 South Broadway,
Nyack, NY 10960

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RickB on December 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

Honey Waldman, who with her husband renovated this theater and opened it as the Tappan Zee Playhouse in 1958, died December 8 in Manhattan. She was 87. New York Times obituary here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

The date given for this photo is August 1958.

kencmcintyre on February 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Here is part of a news article from February 2004 that discusses the demolition plans:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 7, 2006 at 8:27 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1983:

Tappan Zee Playhouse (added 1983 – Building – #83001788)
Also known as Broadway Theater
20 S. Broadway, Nyack
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architectural Style: Other, Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Performing Arts, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

piehle on January 28, 2006 at 4:27 pm

Thanks. I remember ‘that’ one now. Being north of Main St., it didn’t draw as much attention. Do you know how large it was and when it actually came down? I do know it had an 8 rank wurlitzer installed, so it must have been over 800-1000 seats?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 27, 2006 at 6:53 pm

The Rockland Theatre was an entirely different theatre. It was located at 36 North Broadway and has long since been demolished.

piehle on January 27, 2006 at 5:31 am

Roger, Thanks for filling in some of the blanks. I knew of this theater just before it closed, but never did visit it. When you live in the area, some things just don’t seem important.
Did this theater also go under the name “Rockland Theater”?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 27, 2006 at 1:41 am

See my photos of the Tappan Zee the month before it was demolished at http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/24705.html