62 E. 4th Street,
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DMac Theatre (Official)
Styles: Italian Renaissance
Previous Names: Astoria Theatre, Theatre 62, Channel One Video Theater, Fortune Theatre, Andy Warhol's Theatre:Boys to Adore
News About This Theater
- May 7, 2008 — Mysterious theater has Warhol past
Located in New York’s East Village, the building was constructed as a social hall in 1889. In the 1930’s it was converted into a theatre and was used for a time as a Yiddish theatre, and later as a TV studio known as the Astoria Theatre. It became an off-Broadway theatre known as Theatre 62, and in 1967 it became Channel One Video Theater.
Later known as the Fortune Theatre, in 1969 it was rented to Andy Warhol and became a gay male porn movie theatre name Andy Warhol’s Theatre:Boys to Adore Galore. The films were silent hard core porn, which were accompanied by taped music. Joe Dallasandro was a projectionist here for several weeks.
In the early-1970’s it hosted live productions starring Andy Warhol ‘Superstars’. Francis Ford Coppola hired the Renaissance style auditorium of the theatre to shoot the Italian opera scenes in “Godfather II”
By 2013 it was operating as the DMac Theatre, a performing arts centre which also screens some movies.
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