Radio City Music Hall

1260 6th Avenue,
New York, NY 10020

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markp on December 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

Christmas Spectacular has been extended till January 6th.

markp on December 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

Well it wont be long before protesters will be out picketing. Another wholesome show gonna go down the tubes because of p.c.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on December 3, 2018 at 6:40 am

A controversial article about the Rockettes and the Christmas Spectacular was published in yesterday’s edition of The New York Times. Link here

moviebuff82 on December 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm

This building is featured in the ps4 spiderman video game that came out a few months ago.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 24, 2018 at 7:00 am

The New York Times reviewed the 2018 edition under a headline:“Amid the Visuals. Rockettes Dazzle.” Link here

markp on November 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

That would explain it. Exactly what it looks like, 3 separate panels.

rcdt55b on November 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

The so called “wretched 3-D Santa ride” still gets one of the greatest responses from the audience, adults included. The film is no different than last year’s other than the Coke logo in Times Square has been changed to Pepsi. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

There are no “panels” as far as the screen goes. It’s a one piece silver screen. There are 2 vertical supports behind it. When the outside doors are open, the vacuum that’s created sucks the actual screen material back and pushes on those supports. It makes it look like 3 separate pieces, especially on bright scenes. To make things worse, the screen is not curved, which silver screens are supposed to be.

markp on November 23, 2018 at 4:38 am

I saw the show on Nov 8. Second mezzanine. I noticed the same thing about the santa ride. But I do agree having the images on the ceiling is great. But friends of mine sitting second row from the stage did not see the ceiling images without turning completely around

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 23, 2018 at 12:38 am

Actually, the “dynamic architectural projection-mapped media on the ceiling of Radio City Music Hall” looked pretty good, and in a way brought the show from the stage all the way to the third mezzanine more than once during the proceedings.

However, the wretched 3-D Santa ride was abysmal, looking fake and dated, and worst of all, each section of the three-panel screen had different coloring/brightness and the seams were plainly visible. It’s time to overhaul or eliminate this particular number.

rcdt55b on November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

More and more automation!!!!!!!!!! Oi.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

The “Christmas Spectacular” keeps on zooming in the 21st Century. What would “Roxy” and Leon Leonidoff think? View here

moviebuff82 on August 20, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Tonight’s mtv video music awards is being shown live from this venue.

vindanpar on July 1, 2018 at 7:36 am

Lots of mistakes in that book so don’t take it as any kind of bible.

kong1911 on July 1, 2018 at 7:05 am

Did anyone read “An affectionate history of the world’s greatest theater” by Charles Fransisco Published in 1979. I found it at my local library. I found out that it had not been taken out in years so I asked if I could buy it from them. The rats kept putting me off until I found it new on amazon so I bought it new from them. It’s a very good book with lots of photos from the beginning to 1978. It also has a listing of every movie that played there and the year it was shown.

vindanpar on July 1, 2018 at 3:57 am

Films like Matilda as posted by NYer were intentionally programmed along with the staggeringly bad stage shows. The people in charge wanted to make sure business was lousy so they could close the place. Absolutely no effort was any longer being made to make the Music Hall worth going to. Even the tourists were avoiding it like the plague.

Notice Leonidoff retired just when the ballet company was disbanded. Because this meant the Music Hall would no longer be able to stage any more of its spectacles and the stage would be sparsely populated. Embarrassing everybody on stage and in the audience.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

How were the Tonys?

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on June 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm

During their first year of operation, the Music Hall and New Roxy were often advertised together for their location in Radio City, “Show Place of the Nation.” A typical ad from June, 1933, can be seen here

vindanpar on May 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

Apropos CC’s posted ad.

Plaza Suite was in no way a family film. And in no way was this film going to match anywhere near the success of BITP or Odd Couple. But look at those cheap prices even for ‘71.

Rhapsody in Blue was a wonderful Music Hall spectacle staple and this was sadly the last time it was done.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 27, 2018 at 7:53 am

I attended the Tonys at Radio City in 2001. That was the year The Producers took home a lot of gold. We had first tier seats. The seats adjacent to ours were occupied by the proud parents of a gypsy who was making his Broadway debut in the revival of 42nd Street. I believe they had travelled from Ohio or some other midwestern state to watch him perform with the ensemble. And in the row ahead of us, I spied the actor Jason Isaacs (The Patriot, Harry Potter) viewing the proceedings through a pair of Opera glasses.

vindanpar on May 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

When they were held in Broadway theaters no. The Music Hall is so large that yes.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2018 at 10:11 pm

I don’t think Tony tickets are actually offered for sale to the general public, but I could be wrong…

vindanpar on May 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm

I’m sure anybody can go and pay face value. Looks like the least interesting race in Tony history and that’s saying something. Even on theater chat sites there isn’t much interest. Scalpers even sell tickets to easily available Broadway shows. I guess there are enough tourists who aren’t aware how this works. England now has draconian laws for a show like Hamilton to avoid this kind of thing. And a current British music star who has a concert tour coming up has a complex system in place to make sure his fans can buy tickets at face value. There is even discussion about people presenting ID when purchasing tickets. Which means of course no gifting of tickets. It might be a price to pay for going to a hit show.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on May 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

Scalpers are offering tickets for the June 10th “Tony Awards” ceremony at RCMH for upwards of $500 each. Details here

NYer on May 22, 2018 at 3:11 am

In the summer of 1985 Disney took over RCMH and presented their summer movies “The Return To Oz” & “The Black Cauldron” with Summer Magic Special Engagements. With an offer for General Admission Orchestra and Third Mezzanine seats, including a 70MM presentation of the movies, a Disney stage show, 7 Course Meal, Free Parking and Mickey Mouse Watch for the kids.

Opening day ads in photo section.