National Theater (Manhattan)


National Theater (Manhattan)

The National Theater was a Yiddish theater at the southwest corner of Second Avenue (Chrystie) and Houston Street in Manhattan, New York City, United States.[1] When first built it was leased to Boris Thomashefsky and Julius Adler.[2]

The theater was one of the many designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, and seated 1900 when it was opened on 6 May 1913. It was built as one of a pair of theaters, with the Crown Theater, seating 963, on the upper level. Both theaters closed in 1941, re-opened in 1951 as a pair of Cinemas (the National Theater and the Roosevelt Theater), and were demolished in 1959.[2]

References

  1. ^ Stein, Joshua David (26 January 2007). "See the Lower East Side: If Not Now, When?". Gridskipper. http://gridskipper.com/archives/entries/59603/59603.php. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b "National Theater & Roosevelt Theater". Cinema Treasures. http://cinematreasures.org/theater/16276/. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 



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