Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Avenue,
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Radio City Entertainment (Official)
Previously operated by: RKO
Styles: Art Deco
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News About This Theater
- Sep 22, 2014 — 50 Years of Pop
- May 5, 2014 — Key designer of Radio City Music Hall remembered
- Dec 18, 2013 — Merry Christmas from Cinema Treasures
- Oct 7, 2010 — Radio City Music Hall To Host a Special Screening of "The Two Towers"
- Sep 3, 2010 — 1970 Map of Midtown Manhattan, with theaters highlighted
- Jul 26, 2010 — An answer is needed
- Jun 4, 2009 — Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring" with live music at Radio City Music Hall
- Jul 28, 2008 — RCMH stages organ event
- Dec 31, 2007 — Happy Birthday Radio City!
- Jun 25, 2007 — Largest active theater
- Oct 20, 2004 — Loew's Paradise Theater
One of the greatest Art Deco style structures ever built, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most well known landmarks of New York City. Opened on December 27, 1932, with a variety show, it screened its first film Barbara Stanwyck in “The Bitter Tea of General Yen” on January 11, 1933. The proscenium is 100 feet wide, the stage 66 feet deep. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ, which has twin 4 manual consoles and 58 ranks. The organ was opened by organists Dick Leibert and Dr. C.A.J. Parmentier.
Showing a mixture of movies and stage shows in the program for 45 years, the format was ended on April 25, 1979 with Kathleen Quinlan in “The Promise”. Thereafter the programming changed to concerts, stage shows and special events.
Reborn after a $70 million renovation in 1999, Radio City has been restored to all of its original opulence.
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