Guild 50th Street Theater
Photo from the Dick Dziadzio collection
33 W 50th St|
Manhattan (New York) NY
|Record #12120 |
Capacity: 450 seats|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Embassy Newsreel|
The Guild opened in 1938 as an Embassy Newsreel cinema, according to the New York Times. It's original lease with Rockefeller Center stipulated a minimum 25-cent charge for tickets "to keep things high-toned." The Guild was purchased in 1949 by Norman Elson, president of the Trans-Lux circuit, who renewed the lease in 1974 for an additional 25 years.
The theater remained open until September 26, 1999. The 450-seat auditorium will be gutted and converted to retail space.
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Last featured 2/7/2004. Last edited 2/23/2007.