Palladium Times Square

1515 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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ridethectrain on April 22, 2023 at 1:38 am

POSTED an ad of Platoon in the photos section, it was one of the last major exclusive engagements to play their in December 1986, the only time I went their when the place had almost 1500 people

m00se1111 on August 22, 2022 at 2:51 pm

wrestling fans can get a look at this venue as it hosts New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rumble on 44th Street" 10/28.

Tickets were priced at $39.50, $49.50, $69.50, $79.50, $99.50, $149.50, $199.50, $249.50, $349.50, and $499.50 for VIP Box seating with food service. There are very few tickets on sale for Rumble on 44th Street at this point, mostly from re-sellers who are charging upwards of $1,000 per seat.

Syraflix on July 21, 2022 at 4:56 pm

I saw “The Empire Strikes Back” and probably “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” there. If you were into science fiction special effects spectaculars, Loews Astor Plaza was one of the few theaters in the city that had 70mm and a Dolby Stereo sound system.

01261967 on July 14, 2022 at 5:18 pm

I saw U2: RATTLE & HUM here in late ‘88 with my friend George, who, sadly, committed suicide just a few months later. We both lived in Nassau County, and he liked to go into “the city” to see films.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 16, 2021 at 10:44 am

Glad to see a name without corporate sponsorship shoehorned in!! And it’s a name that has a fair amount of history in NYC. I believe the original Palladium Ballroom was located in the Times Square area.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 2, 2021 at 11:38 pm

I really like the new name

vindanpar on October 1, 2021 at 3:14 pm

It was a giant bunker getting the best films while great Times Square theaters like the Rivoli and Criterion were rotting. I didn’t understand it at all.

michaelkaplan on October 1, 2021 at 10:59 am

I saw “Superman: The Movie” in its initial run in this theater in 1978. It was the first time I had heard a surround sound system (THX?) in a movie theater. The room was not memorable, but the sound and projection were impeccable.

UsherDNA on August 31, 2021 at 4:08 am

Recently checked in to this theater, I believe it is now going by the Palladium Theater.

robboehm on October 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

ridethetrain the stated policy of CT is that the listing is under the last name. There have been exceptions. It can still be accessed by entering Loew’s Astor Plaza.

ridethectrain on October 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

It should be called Loews Astor Plaza, that was the name as a very popular movie theatre

HowardBHaas on June 13, 2020 at 6:31 pm

The new theater website photos continue to show the Astor Theatre’s raised section of seats. Is RAD simply a local entity? not part of a national concert promoter?

Also, Zoetmb do you have a source for the 61 foot size of the Astor Plaza? I had read it was about the size of the Ziegfeld, though it did look large.

zoetmb on June 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm

@mikeoaklandpark No matter what happens to the movie industry, you will never see a theater of that size again open. There simply isn’t the business for it. AMC is the largest chain and they averaged (before COVID19) sales of just 92 tickets per day, per screen. That’s about 23 tickets per show. That’s why all the new and renovated theaters being built have so few seats in each screen. That’s quite unfortunate and I think it hurts the movie experience, but that’s the reality. Theatrical attendance is becoming a specialty market.

Back in the day, the Ziegfeld (1150 seats 52' screen), the Astor Plaza (1440 seats 61' screen) and the Loews Orpheum (1025 seats downstairs theater, 599 upstairs theater) were my screens of choice, but we’ll never see the likes of those again.

markp on May 8, 2020 at 10:02 am

Oh my goodness, what they have done to that beautiful theatre. Never gonna see movies played there again.

classictheaters on May 8, 2020 at 2:30 am

New long lease just signed for this great space. RAD THEATER coming later this fall – winter 2020.

Mikeoaklandpark on April 16, 2020 at 1:09 pm

If the movie industry get operational again I would love to see this reopen as a movie theater. Many happy memories there

classictheaters on April 14, 2020 at 2:40 am

Great large space! EASY TO GET TO location right in Times Square. Watching for the next ‘sponsor’ to take over since PlayStation did not continue the lease…..How about “The Manhattan Arena” …..sounds like a great idea!

UsherDNA on November 10, 2019 at 7:38 pm

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)? I work for them at the Kings along with a few other theaters, if I hear any rumblings along those lines, I’ll try and update in whatever capacity I can!

robboehm on November 10, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Maybe that British company that took over the Lyric and Hudson will step in.

UsherDNA on November 10, 2019 at 6:25 am

Apparently this venue/theater will close the end of this year with a sendoff by the Disco Biscuits. I wonder what’s next in the space’s life? Hopefully its new purpose is still related to theaters somewhat!

ridethectrain on August 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Just uploaded a grand reopening ad with Sony renovation in 1996.

davidcoppock on May 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

Do they have video games there too?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 19, 2019 at 11:22 pm

Perhaps posting a movie premiere Trump did NOT attend may be more worthy. He was a Ziegfeld regular with a pregnant Marla Maples while still married to Ivana. I saw him there many times when my office was there.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm

Photo posted in photos