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The Nippon Gekijo (Japan Theater) usually known as Nichigeki, opened in 1933. Although it looked circular in appearance from the street, the theater was actually ‘U’ shaped by design Its Art Deco interior and exterior, comprised of seven stories above and three stories below ground, were designed by Watanabe Hitoshi to accommodate both staged and motion pictures entertainment. Said to be patterned after New York’s Roxy, the Nichigeki was planned to be the biggest in all Asia with a seating capacity of four thousand. Was shuttered and demolished in 1981.