St. George Theatre

25 Hyatt Street,
Staten Island, NY 10301

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robboehm on October 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm

See the revival of the St. George on this week’s PBS Treasures of New York. Tonight, 10/19 on Channel 21.

StGeorge on February 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

The theatre was featured last night on VH1 for a live Goo Goo Dolls concert, part of their Super Bowl Blitz concert series. The place looked absolutely spectacular on TV!

Vito on February 28, 2013 at 2:37 am

Michael you are correct, this season on “Smash” they are using a NY city theatre and not the St George as they did last year. I was disapointed cause seeing the ole girl last season was fun.

Michael D. Jackson
Michael D. Jackson on February 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

OK, my friend corrects me that this theater was not the one used on SMASH last night, but clearly it has been used in the past.

Michael D. Jackson
Michael D. Jackson on February 27, 2013 at 7:37 am

This theater was featured in SMASH on TV last night. Since this theater wasn’t listed properly as being on Staten Island, I tried to input the information to add a listing, but glad to see it’s here. A lot more history is available on their website:

Garth on July 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

I seem to remember Funny Lady playing at the Hylan Cinema.

rivoli157 on July 28, 2012 at 8:16 am

Some info please-perhaps someone can help?

At which theatre did the films FUNNY GIRL, STAR! OLIVER! and FUNNY LADY play?

rivoli157 on July 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

Some booking of the 1960s and 1970s:


rivoli157 on July 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Looking thru the microfilm files at the NY Public Library, August 1968 had an engagement of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for a few weeks, after which THE ODD COUPLE played the theatre

LuisV on May 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

What a pleasure to have seen the St. George Theatre showcased over the span of many weeks on the show SMASH! The theater came across as stunning; especially the lobby, and mezzanine levels as well as the sides of the theater. It was really a joy to see. SMASH has been renewed for a 2nd season though the St. George will not likely feature in it as it was subbing for a theater in Boston for the out of town tryout. Nonetheless, it was great publicity for this theater and hopefully will be used by many others.

Vito on May 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

How exciting to see this magnificent theatre on “Smash” Sure brought back many memories, the marquee looks to have been resored and looks magnificent.To think we almost lost this gem but thankfully it was saved I wondered if any one knows what is in the booth these days have the 35mm projectors been removed for spots?

Garth on March 14, 2012 at 7:44 am

“Smash” is filming every day this week at the theatre and is rumored to be getting a second season in the fall. That is very good news for the St.George which I’m sure is being well compensated by NBC. Good for them.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

I’ve never been to the St. George, but based on the images I’ve seen, some elements of the interior – although in an entirely different motif – remind me a bit of the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan, which was opened at the end of 1929 and designed by Walter W. Ahlschlager.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

At the end of last night’s installment of “The Voice” on NBC-TV, there was a very brief interview with two of the actresses from the show “SMASH.” During the interview, the two actresses were clearly sitting in the balcony of the St. George, with their backs towards the proscenium. One of the statuary sentries, standing guard in front of the pipe chamber grill, could clearly be seen behind the pair. The clip was probably taped at the same time the Today Show piece was recorded.

tibia on March 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The St. George had a beautiful Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

Isn’t the address Staten Island, NY and not St. George, NY?

DavidZornig on March 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

NBC Today show ran a piece this morning about “SMASH”, shot in the St. George. Interiors, backstage, on stage production shots & short interviews with 3 lead cast members. It might be up on the Today Show or NBC’s website.

(I predict now, that after that show’s TV run, a stage version is actually developed.)

St. George’s website lists their address as 35 Hyatt Street, not 25 BTW.

rivoli157 on January 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

NBC television show SMASH filming at theatre again today.Seems this theatre will be used for the filming of musical numbers and some theatre interiors

rivoli157 on November 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

Thank you garth. It seems that many bookings were also going to the Fox on Hylan, The Jerry Lewis Cinema, and for a while a theatre run by the Century chain.

Isnt it ironic that some of those multi-plexes that replaced the great palaces are now gone themselves?

Garth on November 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

On the Amboy page it says it didnt open until ‘79 and the UA was some time in 1980 , so both the St.George and Paramount had actually already shut down. With what it must have cost for heating and air conditioning in those huge theatres I’m not surprised. According to the S.I. Advance at the time the Paramount was supposed to continue as an adult movie house. When word got out the move was protested and the theatre closed for good (as a movie house).

Garth on November 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

I seem to recall them closing in ‘77 or '78. What did them in was the opening of new multiplexes in the area. First the Amboy Multiplex in Perth Amboy , NJ and then UA Staten Island 14 in Travis. Ironically both of those are now long gone. They did not have stadium seating , and the Amboy started sinking cause it was built on marshland.

rivoli157 on November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

According to ads in the Village Voice, December 1976, and January 1977 saw a booking of the film"In Search of Noahs Ark". The Paramount seemed to be getting the prime bookings by then.

Were both theatres not run by Fabian?.Was St George more of a problem than Stapleton by then?

rivoli157 on November 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Found some 1974 bookings

Jan 1974-“Mean Streets”

April 1974-“The Last Detail”

June 1974-“The Lords of Flatbush”

July 1974-“The Exorcist” -in its 3rd big week!

When exactly did this theatre first close? Did the Paramount stay open a bit longer?