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Cinema 49


235 W. 49th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 750

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. The Shuberts built it in 1921 but lost it in the Depression, during which it was briefly rented by the Federal Theatre Project for three productions. In 1940, closed and reopened for a brief tenure as a movie house, Cinema 49. Demolished in December of that year.

Built: 1921    Demolished: 1940   

Theatre Names Named
Cinema 49 1938     Movies
49th Street Theatre 1921     
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
49th Street Theatre
The Wild Duck
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Apr 16, 1938 - Apr 1938
Power
Play, Revival, Sketches
Written by Arthur Arent
Mar 23, 1938 - Apr 02, 1938
Power
Play, Revival
Written by Arthur Arent
Feb 12, 1938 - Feb 26, 1938
How Come, Lawd?
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Donald Heywood
Sep 30, 1937 - Oct 1937
Money Mad
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Fritz Blocki
May 24, 1937 - May 24, 1937
Borderline
Play, Original
Written by Albert Ganzert
Feb 09, 1937 - Closing date unknown
The Water Carrier
Musical, Original
Dec 24, 1936 - Closing date unknown
Truly Valiant
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Irving Stone
Jan 09, 1936 - Jan 09, 1936
A Woman of the Soil
Play, Original
Mar 25, 1935 - Apr 1935
Birthday
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 26, 1934 - Jan 16, 1935
Tomorrow's Harvest
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Hans Rastede
Dec 05, 1934 - Dec 1934
When in Rome
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Austin Major
Feb 27, 1934 - Mar 1934
Birthright
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Richard Maibaum
Nov 21, 1933 - Nov 1933
Peacock
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Leonard Ide
Oct 11, 1932 - Oct 1932
Wolves
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Romain Rolland
Jan 06, 1932 - Jan 1932
Bloody Laughter
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ernst Toller
Dec 04, 1931 - Jan 1932
Barbara's Wedding
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Oct 08, 1931 - Oct 1931
The Father
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 08, 1931 - Oct 1931
The Good Companions
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by J.B. Priestley
Oct 01, 1931 - Nov 1931
Topaze
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Marcel Pagnol
Feb 16, 1931 - Feb 1931
Bird in Hand
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Nov 10, 1930 - Jan 1931
Marigold
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 08, 1930 - Oct 1930
Insult
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 15, 1930 - Oct 1930
Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Mar 11, 1930 - Jun 07, 1930
Mei Lan-fang
Play, Original, Solo
Feb 17, 1930 - Closing date unknown
The Challenge of Youth
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 20, 1930 - Feb 1930
The Patriarch
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Boyd Smith
Nov 25, 1929 - Dec 1929
Thunder in the Air
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Robins Millar
Nov 11, 1929 - Nov 1929
Great Scott
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 02, 1929 - Sep 1929
Decision
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Carl Henkle
May 27, 1929 - Jul 1929
The Come-On Man
Play, Original
Apr 22, 1929 - May 1929
Hedda Gabler
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Feb 02, 1929 - Feb 1929
The Wild Duck
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Nov 19, 1928 - Jan 1929
Straight Thru the Door
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Written by William Hodge
Oct 04, 1928 - Nov 1928
The Phantom Lover
Play, Original
Sep 04, 1928 - Sep 1928
A Lady for a Night
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Written by Hutcheson Boyd
Apr 16, 1928 - Apr 1928
Killers
Play, Original
Mar 13, 1928 - Apr 1928
Diversion
Play, Original
Written by John Van Druten
Jan 11, 1928 - Mar 1928
Fallen Angels
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Dec 01, 1927 - Jan 1928
The Fanatics
Play, Original
Written by Miles Malleson
Nov 07, 1927 - Nov 1927
Synthetic Sin
Play, Original
Oct 10, 1927 - Oct 1927
The Tightwad
Play, Original
Written by Robert Keith
Apr 16, 1927 - Apr 1927
Scalawag
Play, Original
Mar 29, 1927 - Apr 1927
Menace
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 14, 1927 - Apr 1927
Ballyhoo
Play, Original
Written by Kate Horton
Jan 04, 1927 - Jan 1927
The Judge's Husband
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Hodge
Sep 27, 1926 - Jan 1927
The Adorable Liar
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 30, 1926 - Sep 1926
Hush Money
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 15, 1926 - May 1926
The Right Age to Marry
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by H. F. Maltby
Feb 15, 1926 - Mar 1926
Don Q., Jr.
Play, Original
Jan 27, 1926 - Feb 1926
Magda
Play, Revival
Jan 26, 1926 - Feb 1926
One of the Family
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Kenneth Webb
Dec 21, 1925 - Jul 1926
Courting
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 12, 1925 - Oct 1925
Lady of the Rose
Play, Original
Written by Martin Flavin
May 19, 1925 - May 1925
The Loves of Lulu
Play, Original
Written by Franz Wedekind
May 11, 1925 - May 1925
O, Nightingale
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sophie Treadwell
Apr 15, 1925 - May 1925
Chauve-Souris [1925]
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Jan 14, 1925 - Mar 07, 1925
Badges
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Dec 03, 1924 - Mar 1925
The Werewolf
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Gladys Unger
Aug 25, 1924 - Dec 1924
Cheaper to Marry
Play, Original
Written by Samuel Shipman
Apr 15, 1924 - Jun 1924
Nancy Ann
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dorothy Heyward
Mar 31, 1924 - May 1924
The Outsider
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Dorothy Brandon
Mar 03, 1924 - Jun 1924
The Strong
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Karen Bramson
Feb 26, 1924 - Feb 27, 1924
Gypsy Jim
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 14, 1924 - Feb 1924
For All of Us
Play, Original
Written by William Hodge
Oct 15, 1923 - Apr 1924
What's Your Wife Doing?
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Oct 01, 1923 - Dec 1923
Connie Goes Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 06, 1923 - Sep 1923
Thumbs Down
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Myron C. Fagan
Aug 06, 1923 - Aug 1923
Give and Take
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Aaron Hoffman
Jan 15, 1923 - Jun 1923
Whispering Wires
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Kate McLaurin
Aug 07, 1922 - Jun 1923
Chauve-Souris [1922]
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Feb 04, 1922 - Jun 1922
Face Value
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Laurence Grass
Dec 26, 1921 - Jan 1922