Cinema 49

235 W. 49th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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robboehm on February 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

A lot of recent theatres also didn’t make it twenty years – Brookhaven Multiplex (18), Five Towns, Raceway Cinema, Belair and most of the Jerry Lewis.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

Wow. This theater didn’t even make it 20 years. That image on IDBD seems to have been taken during the latter stages of the 49th Street Theatre’s construction.

Funny, how if you swing the street view for a closer head-on look, the image seems to jump back in time a couple of years to when the Pearl Hotel was stil under construction! Seems to me that the hotel’s broad and flat entrance canopy is not unlike the one that was situated on the 49th Street Theatre. Most likely an architectural tip of the cap to the theatre district itself, rather than a nod to the particular playhouse that once occupied this lot some 72 years ago.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

The Internet Broadway Database has a page for Cinema 49 with a single photo.