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National Theatre

1500 Broadway
Manhattan (New York) NY 10036

Record #7751  
 Opened: 1972
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 1445 seats
Architect(s): Drew Eberson
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: National General Theatres, Hallmark Releasing, Mann Theatres, RKO Century Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Linfesty.

The first completely new movie theater in the Times Square area in 37 years, the 1445-seat National Theatre opened on December 12, 1972, with the world premiere of The Poseidon Adventure, presented in 70mm. Public shows began the following morning.

Photos and more information are available inside the Modern Theatre section of the February 19, 1973 issue of Boxoffice magazine.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

Photos from the Dick Dziadzio collection.

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1972 advertisement from the Paul Linfesty collection.

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Last featured 9/18/2003. Last edited 4/21/2023.

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