Drury Lane Theatre

615 8th Avenue,
New York, NY 10018

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Previously operated by: Consolidated Amusement Company

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The Drury Lane Theatre was opened in 1901. This theatre appears to have exhibited motion pictures at least as early as 1913 and as late as 1926 when it was operated by the Consolidated Amusement Company chain.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 13, 2005 at 5:33 am

Certainly listed in the American Motion Picture Directory;1914-1915 edition, it is stll listed as open in the 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity of 600.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2007 at 1:53 pm

It looks more like the old Drury Lane Theatre, in Covent Garden , London, UK. now known as the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

This was an Oscar Hammerstein project opened in 1901. According to the NYT opening announcement;

“The facades of the the structure will be of Wyoming blue stone and fancy brick with terra cotta ornaments of elaborate design. The auditorium will have three balconies, and there will also be a roof garden. Over the stage will be placed tablets bearing the names of famous playwrights and musical composers.”

It was still showing movies in 1923.

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