28 S. 52nd Street,
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Styles: Italian Renaissance
The Nixon Theatre was opened November 21, 1910 as a vaudeville theatre. Topping the bill on opening night was Fred Karno’s London Company presenting “A Night in a London Music Hall” which featured a then unknown Charlie Chaplin. The architect is listed as John D. Allen. The proscenium was 42ft wide and the stage 41ft deep. In 1919 it was equipped with a Moeller 3 manual 9 ranks organ. Movies became part of the program and stage shows were dropped in 1929.
The Nixon Theatre was redecorated and altered in the 1940’s to the plans of architect Louis Magaziner. At that time it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Quaker Theaters Corp. It was closed on May 29, 1977 with Jeff Bridges in “King Kong”, Ron O'Neal in “Superfly T.N.T.” & Sing Chen in “Tiger Force”(Da du xiao). The Nixon Theatre was demolished in early-1985.
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