Hollywood Theater/Mark Hellinger Theater – Exterior and Interior

STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

217-239 West 51st Street

ARCHITECT: Thomas W. Lamb

DATE: 1929

STYLE: Modernist

Manhattan Modernist Upper West Side

This theater was built in an unusual style reflecting the influence of early Modernist architecture. Its significant architectural elements include a tower with fluted modernistic piers, an entrance flanked by stone figures holding globe lights, and a cornice supported by stylized brackets.

The interior of the Mark Hellinger Theater survives today as one of the few intact movie palaces in Manhattan, as well as one of the historic theater interiors that symbolize American theater for both New York and the nation. Built for Warner Brothers in 1929 as The Hollywood Theater, it showcased movies and then vaudeville until 1934, when it was converted for use as a legitimate theater.

STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

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