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Anco Cinema


254 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 880

Albert Westover, architect. Lew Fields, one half of the Weber & Fields comedy team, leased this venue from Oscar Hammerstein. After two successful years, producer-actor James K. Hackett took over the lease and renamed the theatre for himself. In 1911, William B. Harris did the same. It became a movie house in 1930, then a grind movie house in 1940. In 1988, the interior was gutted and it was used as retail space. It was finally demolished in 1997 as part of the 42nd Street redevelopment.

Built: 1904    Closed: 1930    Demolished: 1997   

Theatre Names Named
Anco Cinema 1940     
Wallack's Theatre 1924     Opened November 12, 1924
Frazee Theatre 1920     Named for H. H. Frazee, Opened September 7, 1920
Harris Theatre 1911     Opened August 31, 1911
Hackett Theatre 1906     Named for James K. Hackett, Opened August 27, 1906
Lew M. Fields Theatre 1904     Named for Lew M. Fields, Opened December 5, 1904
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Wallack's Theatre
Find the Fox
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Frank Martins
Jun 20, 1930 - Jun 1930
Live and Learn
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Lincoln Kalworth
Apr 09, 1930 - Apr 1930
Phantoms
Play, Original, Melodrama, Satire
Written by A. E. Snitt, L. Sand
Jan 13, 1930 - Mar 1930
Charm
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 28, 1929 - Dec 1929
Make Me Know It
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by D. Frank Marcus
Nov 04, 1929 - Nov 1929
The Love Expert
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 23, 1929 - Oct 1929
She Got What She Wanted
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Written by George Rosener
Mar 04, 1929 - Jun 1929
Back Seat Drivers
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Dec 25, 1928 - Jan 1929
Guns
Play, Original
Written by James Hagan
Aug 06, 1928 - Sep 1928
Wanted
Play, Original, Comedy
Book by Don Mullally
Jul 02, 1928 - Jul 1928
Marriage on Approval
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 01, 1928 - Mar 1928
57 Bowery
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Edward Locke
Jan 26, 1928 - Feb 1928
What Do We Know?
Play, Original
Written by Olga Petrova
Dec 23, 1927 - Jan 1928
The Wasp's Nest
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Oct 25, 1927 - Nov 1927
High Gear
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 06, 1927 - Oct 1927
Footlights
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Denny; Book by Roland Oliver; Lyrics by Harry Denny
Sep 19, 1927 - Sep 24, 1927
Mister Romeo
Play, Original
Sep 05, 1927 - Sep 1927
Babies a la Carte
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Seaman Lewis
Aug 15, 1927 - Sep 1927
The White Sister
Musical, Original, Opera, Romance
Music by Clement Giglio; Libretto by Clement Giglio
May 17, 1927 - May 21, 1927
What Ann Brought Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1927 - May 1927
Trial Marriage
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 31, 1927 - Feb 1927
They All Want Something
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Courtenay Savage
Oct 12, 1926 - Dec 1926
Chivalry
Play, Original
Dec 15, 1925 - Jan 1926
Laff That Off
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Don Mullally
Nov 02, 1925 - Closing date unknown
All Wet
Play, Original
Jul 06, 1925 - Jul 1925
The Right to Love
Play, Original
Written by Sheldon White
Jun 08, 1925 - Jun 1925
Gloria Mundi
Play, Original
Written by Patricia Brown
May 08, 1925 - May 08, 1925
Friends Invited
Play, Original
Written by Roe Lee Jackson
May 08, 1925 - May 08, 1925
Night
Play, Original, Fantasy, Poem
Written by James Oppenheim
May 08, 1925 - May 08, 1925
The Bracelet
Play, Original
Written by Alfred Sutro
May 08, 1925 - May 08, 1925
Lima Beans
Play, Original
Written by Alfred Kreymborg
May 07, 1925 - May 07, 1925
The Giant's Stair
Play, Original
May 07, 1925 - May 07, 1925
As I Remember You
Play, Original
Written by Sada Cowan
May 07, 1925 - May 07, 1925
Ile
Play, Revival
Written by Eugene O'Neill
May 07, 1925 - May 07, 1925
The Riding to Lithend
Play, Original
Written by Gordon Bottomley
May 06, 1925 - May 06, 1925
The Yellow Triangle
Play, Original
May 06, 1925 - May 06, 1925
The No 'Count Boy
Play, Original
Written by Paul Green
May 06, 1925 - May 06, 1925
Ropes
Play, Original
May 06, 1925 - May 06, 1925
The Left Fork
Play, Original
May 05, 1925 - May 05, 1925
The Man Upstairs
Play, Revival, Farce
Written by Augustus Thomas
May 05, 1925 - May 05, 1925
Reprisal
Play, Original
Written by Raymond Fuller
May 05, 1925 - May 05, 1925
The Marsyas
Play, Original
Music by Eleanor Marum; Written by Jane Kerley
May 05, 1925 - May 05, 1925
I Did But Jest
Play, Original
Written by Godfrey Schmidt
May 04, 1925 - May 04, 1925
For Distinguished Service
Play, Original
May 04, 1925 - May 04, 1925
Aria Da Capo
Play, Original
May 04, 1925 - May 04, 1925
Eve's Leaves
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 26, 1925 - Closing date unknown
In the Near Future
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Mar 10, 1925 - Mar 1925
China Rose
Musical, Original, Operetta
Feb 23, 1925 - Mar 1925
Hell's Bells
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Barry Conners
Jan 26, 1925 - May 1925
Milgrim's Progress
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1924 - Feb 1925
Artistic Temperament
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 09, 1924 - Dec 1924
Shipwrecked
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 12, 1924 - Dec 1924
 
Frazee Theatre
The Little Angel
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ernest Vajda
Sep 27, 1924 - Nov 1924
Sweeney Todd
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jul 16, 1924 - Sep 13, 1924
The Kreutzer Sonata
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Jacob Gordin
May 14, 1924 - Jun 1924
The Road Together
Play, Original
Written by George Middleton
Jan 17, 1924 - Jan 17, 1924
The Wild Westcotts
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Anne Morrison
Dec 24, 1923 - Jan 1924
The Talking Parrot
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 03, 1923 - Dec 1923
Out of the Seven Seas
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 19, 1923 - Dec 1923
The Deep Tangled Wildwood
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 05, 1923 - Nov 1923
Tweedles
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 13, 1923 - Nov 1923
The Chip Woman's Fortune
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
May 15, 1923 - Jun 1923
Salome
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Oscar Wilde
May 07, 1923 - May 1923
Barnum Was Right
Play, Original, Farce
Mar 12, 1923 - May 1923
Her Temporary Husband
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Aug 31, 1922 - Nov 1922
From Morn to Midnight
Play, Original, Comedy, Tragedy
Jun 26, 1922 - Jul 1922
The Night Call
Play, Original, Melodrama
Apr 26, 1922 - May 1922
Dulcy
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 13, 1921 - Mar 11, 1922
Gold
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Jun 01, 1921 - Jun 1921
The Woman of Bronze
Play, Original
Written by Paul Kester
Sep 07, 1920 - Apr 1921
 
Harris Theatre
Respect for Riches
Play, Original, Comedy
May 11, 1920 - May 1920
Three Showers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 05, 1920 - Apr 1920
Wedding Bells
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Salisbury Field
Nov 10, 1919 - Apr 1920
The Dancer
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward Locke
Sep 29, 1919 - Nov 1919
Who Did It?
Play, Original
Jun 09, 1919 - Jun 1919
A Good Bad Woman
Play, Original
Apr 08, 1919 - May 1919
The Invisible Foe
Play, Original
Written by Walter Hackett
Dec 30, 1918 - Apr 1919
The Riddle: Woman
Play, Original
Oct 23, 1918 - Mar 1919
Some Night!
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Music by Harry Delf; Book by Harry Delf; Lyrics by Harry Delf
Sep 23, 1918 - Oct 05, 1918
Why Worry?
Play, Original, Farce, Melodrama, Play with music
Aug 23, 1918 - Sep 14, 1918
Her Country
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1918 - Apr 1918
Success
Play, Original
Jan 28, 1918 - Mar 1918
Losing Eloise
Play, Original
Nov 17, 1917 - Jan 1918
Romance and Arabella
Play, Original
Oct 17, 1917 - Nov 1917
Daybreak
Play, Original
Aug 14, 1917 - Oct 1917
The Brat
Play, Original
Written by Maude Fulton
Mar 05, 1917 - Jul 1917
The Yellow Jacket
Play, Revival
Dec 25, 1916 - Closing date unknown
Our Little Wife
Play, Original
Written by Avery Hopwood
Nov 18, 1916 - Dec 1916
Under Sentence
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1916 - Nov 1916
Fair and Warmer
Play, Original
Written by Avery Hopwood
Jul 24, 1916 - Closing date unknown
Hit-the-Trail-Holiday
Play, Original
Written by George M. Cohan
Feb 07, 1916 - Closing date unknown
Sadie Love
Play, Original
Written by Avery Hopwood
Jan 17, 1916 - Feb 1916
The Devil's Garden
Play, Original
Written by Edith Ellis
Dec 28, 1915 - Jan 1916
Rolling Stones
Play, Original
Written by Edgar Selwyn
Aug 17, 1915 - Nov 1915
Twin Beds
Play, Original
Jun 07, 1915 - Closing date unknown
The Lie
Play, Original
Dec 24, 1914 - May 1915
That Sort
Play, Original
Nov 06, 1914 - Nov 1914
The Salamander
Play, Original
Written by Owen Johnson
Oct 23, 1914 - Nov 1914
What Happened at 22
Play, Original
Written by Paul Wilstach
Aug 21, 1914 - Sep 1914
The Rule of Three
Play, Original
Written by Guy Bolton
Feb 16, 1914 - Apr 1914
Adele
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jean Briquet; Original French Libretto by Paul Herve
Dec 29, 1913 - Feb 14, 1914
Children of Today
Play, Original
Dec 01, 1913 - Dec 1913
The Tongues of Men
Play, Original
Nov 10, 1913 - Dec 1913
Miss Phoenix
Play, Original
Written by Albert Lee
Nov 03, 1913 - Nov 1913
The Love Leash
Play, Original
Oct 20, 1913 - Nov 1913
The Master Mind
Play, Original
Written by Daniel D. Carter
Feb 17, 1913 - Jun 1913
The Old Firm
Play, Original
Written by Harry Paulton
Feb 03, 1913 - Feb 1913
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 20, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 13, 1913 - Feb 1913
Cheer Up
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1912 - Jan 1913
The Indiscretion of Truth
Play, Original
Dec 03, 1912 - Dec 1912
Mere Man
Play, Original
Written by Augustus Thomas
Nov 25, 1912 - Dec 1912
Mrs. Christmas Angel
Play, Original
Written by Laurence Eyre
Nov 19, 1912 - Nov 22, 1912
A Rich Man's Son
Play, Original
Written by James Forbes
Nov 04, 1912 - Dec 1912
Steve
Play, Original
Written by John T. McIntyre
Sep 28, 1912 - Oct 1912
The Model
Play, Original
Written by Augustus Thomas
Aug 31, 1912 - Sep 1912
The Talker
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Marion Fairfax
Jan 08, 1912 - May 1912
Maggie Pepper
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Charles Klein
Aug 31, 1911 - Jan 1912
 
Hackett Theatre
Over Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 02, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Daddy Dufard
Play, Original
Dec 06, 1910 - Jan 1911
Mother
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 07, 1910 - Closing date unknown
The Marriage of a Star
Play, Original
Aug 15, 1910 - Sep 1910
The City
Play, Original
Written by Clyde Fitch
May 09, 1910 - Jun 1910
Lonely Lives
Play, Original
Apr 10, 1910 - Apr 10, 1910
Molly May
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Julian Edwards; Book by Walter Browne; Lyrics by Walter Browne
Apr 08, 1910 - Apr 30, 1910
The Vacuum
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Preston Gibson
Mar 24, 1910 - Closing date unknown
The Turning Point
Play, Original
Written by Preston Gibson
Feb 28, 1910 - Apr 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Daventry
Play, Original
Written by Oscar Wilde
Feb 23, 1910 - Feb 1910
None So Blind
Play, Original
Written by Ernest Poole
Feb 03, 1910 - Feb 1910
The Prince of Bohemia
Musical, Original
Jan 14, 1910 - Jan 29, 1910
Olive Latimer's Husband
Play, Original
Jan 07, 1910 - Jan 07, 1910
Cameo Kirby
Play, Original
Dec 20, 1909 - Jan 1910
Mrs. Dakon
Play, Original
Written by Kate Jordan
Dec 14, 1909 - Dec 15, 1909
The Wedding Day
Play, Original
Written by Jessie Trimble
Dec 10, 1909 - Dec 10, 1909
Septimus
Play, Original
Written by Philip Littell
Nov 22, 1909 - Dec 1909
Such a Little Queen
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Channing Pollock
Aug 31, 1909 - Nov 1909
The Only Law
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 02, 1909 - Closing date unknown
The Narrow Path
Play, Original
Written by John Montague
May 31, 1909 - May 31, 1909
The Incubus
Play, Original
Written by Eugene Brieux
Apr 27, 1909 - Apr 30, 1909
Divorcons
Play, Revival
Feb 25, 1909 - Feb 25, 1909
A Woman's Way
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 22, 1909 - May 1909
Girls
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Clyde Fitch
Feb 08, 1909 - Feb 1909
The Vampire
Play, Original
Jan 18, 1909 - Feb 1909
Salvation Nell
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward Sheldon
Nov 17, 1908 - Jan 1909
The Prisoner of Zenda
Play, Revival
Sep 21, 1908 - Closing date unknown
The Witching Hour
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Augustus Thomas
Nov 18, 1907 - May 1908
When Knights Were Bold
Play, Original
Written by Charles Marlowe
Oct 14, 1907 - Nov 18, 1907
The Struggle Everlasting
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1907 - Oct 1907
The Movers
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Martha Morton
Sep 03, 1907 - Sep 1907
The Chorus Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by James Forbes
Oct 15, 1906 - Jun 1907
The Walls of Jericho
Play, Original
Written by Alfred Sutro
Oct 01, 1906 - Oct 1906
Man and His Angel
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Stanley Dark
Sep 18, 1906 - Sep 1906
The Little Stranger
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Michael Morton
Aug 27, 1906 - Sep 1906
 
Lew M. Fields Theatre
Julie Bonbon
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Clara Lipman
Jan 01, 1906 - Apr 02, 1906
The Press Agent
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 27, 1905 - Dec 30, 1905
It Happened in Nordland
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Victor Herbert; Book by Glen MacDonough; Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Aug 31, 1905 - Nov 25, 1905
It Happened in Nordland
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Victor Herbert; Book by Glen MacDonough; Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Dec 05, 1904 - Apr 29, 1905