Sunday, October 19

Roxy Theatre

Wikipedia - "The Roxy Theatre was a 5,920 seat movie theater located at 153 West 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, just off Times Square in New York City. It opened on March 11, 1927 with the silent film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The huge movie palace was a leading Broadway film showcase through the 1950s and was also noted for its lavish stage shows. It closed and was demolished in 1960. The Roxy Theatre was originally conceived by film producer Herbert Lubin in mid-1925 as the world's largest and finest motion picture palace. To realize his dream, he brought in the successful and innovative theater operator Samuel L. Rothafel, aka 'Roxy', to bring it to fruition, enticing him with a large salary, percentage of the profits, stock options and offering to name the theatre after him."
W - Samuel Roxy Rothafel
The Roxy Theater, one of New York City's greatest lost palaces.