Booth Theatre

222 W. 45th Street,
New York, NY 10036

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bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on September 21, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Hello-

I saw the recent Tony Award winning revival of The Boys in the Band twice and can’t imagine how in God’s name they installed even a 1.33.1 aspect ration screen in this theater. if one was in the 1st row you’d have to tilt your head backward to see the screen.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 21, 2021 at 9:36 pm

According to Bosley Crowther in the Times, “The wide screen upon which the picture is projected twice a day at the Booth enhances somewhat its scenic grandeur, but exaggerates the size of its close views. Pan shots are blurred in many instances, and some slight distortion does occur for those who happen to be seated forward of the middle of the house. The stereophonic sound is an improvement…”

vindanpar
vindanpar on April 21, 2021 at 8:44 pm

I had no idea the Booth held the initial engagement of Julius Caesar. They were really out for the carriage trade with this one. Though the screen would have had to have been on the small size considering the intimacy of this theater.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 21, 2021 at 8:06 pm

Opening day advertisement from the New York Times posted in photos

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 21, 2021 at 8:49 am

Named after the brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.

robboehm
robboehm on April 20, 2021 at 9:24 am

Uploaded an earlier photo showing the Booth at the intersection of Shubert Alley and West 45th Street. Note the original vertical which read “The” Booth. Also uploaded a recent view of the 45th Street facade.