|New York, NY: Center Theatre|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 1234-1236 Sixth Avenue / 55-67 West 48th Street / 56-74 West 49th Street (Rockefeller Center)
Built 1932 as "RKO Roxy Theatre" by Reinhart & Hoffmeister; Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray; Hood & Foulihoux. Opened 29 Dec 1932. 3509 seats. Originally used for film-and-stage shows. 1934 renamed "Center Theatre". Subsequently used for musical performances. 1940 installation of an ice rink stage facility. Subsequently, used for shows on ice. From 1950, used as a TV studio. Demolished in 1955 in favour of an office block.
[see also the Center Theatre's sister theatre, Radio City Music Hall]
Front Text: "The Center Theatre, Rockefeller Center - New York City", on building: "The Center Theatre"|
Reverse Text: "New York City has a popuzlation of over 7,500,000 people and is known everywhere as the 'Sky-scraper City'. Radio City, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building are some of the tallest and largest buildings in the world and form an integral part of New York's famed skyline."
Publisher: Herbco Card Co., New York; Colourpicture, Boston
Type: Divided Back
Reverse Text: "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 entrance doors below, and the column heads of the mezzanine promenade above."|
Publisher: Seidman Photo Service, N.Y.
Type: Real Photo
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