Hollywood Theatre

237 W. 51st Street,
New York, NY 10019

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DonRosen on December 17, 2004 at 6:53 am

In the movie “Taxi Driver” you can see the Hollywood marquee in the background when DeNiro is walking. Is this the same theatre?

RobertR on December 7, 2004 at 5:19 am

I agree, aside from performance venues churches have saved many great theatres.

Divinity on December 6, 2004 at 8:25 pm


This theater is obviously a success, since it has become a place for people to worship the good lord in such a heavenly atmosphere. At least it wasnt destroyed as the Paramount and Roxy were. The best part is that it is now open for all to see.

RobertR on December 6, 2004 at 6:43 pm

If this theatre could have hung on a few years the Broadway boom of the ninties would have probably made it a success.

William on August 31, 2004 at 12:49 pm

Last week they re-lamped the lobby chandelier.

William on August 24, 2004 at 3:09 pm

They have been doing work in the auditorium and lobby areas on the ceilings in the last two months. They have been doing a few youth programs (music & speakers) and two film screenings (youth church type). I live right next door to the theatre.

Ziggy on August 24, 2004 at 2:25 pm

I noticed that the style of this theatre is given as “art deco”. The facade is in that style, but the interior is done in the same sort of gorgeous french baroque that Thomas Lamb used in San Francisco’s Fox Theatre, and the Loew’s Midland in Kansas City.

ERD on June 24, 2004 at 7:51 pm

This beautiful theatre is the last movie palace still standing in the Broadway area. Hopefully, the building can eventaully be returned to presenting shows. A producer with creative vision could do so much with it.

bruceanthony on November 5, 2003 at 10:35 pm

There is a severe shortage of musical theatres of this size in the theatre district. It would be nice if this theatre could be brought back on line and a new and larger home found for the church who have taken such good care of it.I heard a rumor that Disney was very interested in this theatre. brucec

richarddziadzio on May 31, 2002 at 11:27 am

The movie version of Chorus Line was filmed here in the middle 80’s. I saw my first Broadway show here around 1963, “Sound Of Music” which I think ended its run here after it moved over from the Lunt Fontaine Theatre.

William on December 14, 2001 at 8:30 am

In the picture above you see the 51st Street marquee. But when the Warner opened it also had a Broadway marquee and box office entrance. This area was closed off when the theatre switched over to plays.

Paul Noble
Paul Noble on March 23, 2001 at 5:26 pm

The 1942 pre-release engagement of “Casablanca” took place at the Warner Hollywood Theatre, starting Thanksgiving Weekend. In 1956, the great Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews opened here when it was renamed the Mark Hellinger Theatre (after the Broadway and Hollywood producer).