Palladium Times Square

1515 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 16, 2021 at 3:44 pm

Glad to see a name without corporate sponsorship shoehorned in!! And it’s a name that has a fair amount of history in NYC. I believe the original Palladium Ballroom was located in the Times Square area.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2021 at 4:38 am

I really like the new name

vindanpar
vindanpar on October 1, 2021 at 8:14 pm

It was a giant bunker getting the best films while great Times Square theaters like the Rivoli and Criterion were rotting. I didn’t understand it at all.

michaelkaplan
michaelkaplan on October 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm

I saw “Superman: The Movie” in its initial run in this theater in 1978. It was the first time I had heard a surround sound system (THX?) in a movie theater. The room was not memorable, but the sound and projection were impeccable.

m00se1111
m00se1111 on August 31, 2021 at 10:52 am

looks to be the case. TicketMaster and Live Nation are advertising this as “Palladium Times Square - formerly the RadTheater”

UsherDNA
UsherDNA on August 31, 2021 at 9:08 am

Recently checked in to this theater, I believe it is now going by the Palladium Theater.

robboehm
robboehm on October 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm

ridethetrain the stated policy of CT is that the listing is under the last name. There have been exceptions. It can still be accessed by entering Loew’s Astor Plaza.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 7, 2020 at 12:28 am

It should be called Loews Astor Plaza, that was the name as a very popular movie theatre

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 13, 2020 at 11:31 pm

The new theater website photos continue to show the Astor Theatre’s raised section of seats. Is RAD simply a local entity? not part of a national concert promoter?

Also, Zoetmb do you have a source for the 61 foot size of the Astor Plaza? I had read it was about the size of the Ziegfeld, though it did look large.

zoetmb
zoetmb on June 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm

@mikeoaklandpark No matter what happens to the movie industry, you will never see a theater of that size again open. There simply isn’t the business for it. AMC is the largest chain and they averaged (before COVID19) sales of just 92 tickets per day, per screen. That’s about 23 tickets per show. That’s why all the new and renovated theaters being built have so few seats in each screen. That’s quite unfortunate and I think it hurts the movie experience, but that’s the reality. Theatrical attendance is becoming a specialty market.

Back in the day, the Ziegfeld (1150 seats 52' screen), the Astor Plaza (1440 seats 61' screen) and the Loews Orpheum (1025 seats downstairs theater, 599 upstairs theater) were my screens of choice, but we’ll never see the likes of those again.

markp
markp on May 8, 2020 at 3:02 pm

Oh my goodness, what they have done to that beautiful theatre. Never gonna see movies played there again.

classictheaters
classictheaters on May 8, 2020 at 7:30 am

New long lease just signed for this great space. RAD THEATER coming later this fall – winter 2020.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm

If the movie industry get operational again I would love to see this reopen as a movie theater. Many happy memories there

classictheaters
classictheaters on April 14, 2020 at 7:40 am

Great large space! EASY TO GET TO location right in Times Square. Watching for the next ‘sponsor’ to take over since PlayStation did not continue the lease…..How about “The Manhattan Arena” …..sounds like a great idea!

UsherDNA
UsherDNA on November 11, 2019 at 12:38 am

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)? I work for them at the Kings along with a few other theaters, if I hear any rumblings along those lines, I’ll try and update in whatever capacity I can!

robboehm
robboehm on November 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm

Maybe that British company that took over the Lyric and Hudson will step in.

UsherDNA
UsherDNA on November 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

Apparently this venue/theater will close the end of this year with a sendoff by the Disco Biscuits. I wonder what’s next in the space’s life? Hopefully its new purpose is still related to theaters somewhat!

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 21, 2019 at 12:14 am

Just uploaded a grand reopening ad with Sony renovation in 1996.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on May 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Do they have video games there too?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 20, 2019 at 4:22 am

Perhaps posting a movie premiere Trump did NOT attend may be more worthy. He was a Ziegfeld regular with a pregnant Marla Maples while still married to Ivana. I saw him there many times when my office was there.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 20, 2019 at 2:10 am

Photo posted in photos

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 19, 2019 at 11:55 pm

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-k15712arstar-wars-episode-1-the-phantom-menacepremiere-at-loews-astor-42675495.html 20 years ago today Star Wars The Phantom Menace made its nationwide debut. Here is a photo of Donald and his then girlfriend Melania years before they got married and became the current president and first lady of the USA. The movie became a huge hit and it was the second to last Star Wars movie that was shown at this theater, with Attack of the Clones being the last.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 16, 2018 at 3:27 am

Really, made its debut, not his…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 15, 2018 at 6:59 pm

40 years ago today Superman made his debut in 70mm six track dolby and made history.