Center Theatre, Rockefeller Center, New York City

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    Postcard view. not posted, but the view is possibly from its December 1932 opening.
    The rear of the postcard reads:
    ROCKEFELLER CENTER, New York City
    The Grand Foyer of the Center Theatre.
    The soft color and texture of the Bubinga Mahogany walls is accentuated by the brilliant vermillion of the auditorium doors below, and the column heads of the mezzanine promenade above. Photograph by Samual Gottscho
    Art Incorporated Seidman Photo Service, NY (the postcard would have been published after 1934, as that is when it had a name change from RKO Roxy Theatre to Center Theatre).

    The Center Theatre was located at 1236 6th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City and was located in the South Block of Rockefeller Center. It was built as a movie theatre with 3,510 seats and opened as the RKO Roxy Theatre on 29th December 1932.

    Closed in 1950, it became an NBC Studio and was demolished in 1954.

    More information cinematreasures.org/theater/564

    Bride_of_Cockneykid (It's_Alive!), and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. whitewall buick 100 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lost American Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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