Cinema Verdi - Bill Morrison collection, courtesy of the Shubert Archive.

Cinema Verdi

104 W. 39th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
300
Built
1913
Closed
1926
Demolished
1955

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
Labor Stage Theatre
Assembly Theatre
Lucille La Verne Theatre
Princess Theatre
Description
William A. Swasey, architect. Built by producer F. Ray Comstock, actor-director Holbrook Blinn, and the Shuberts to present short plays, inspired by Paris' Grand Guignol. When this proved unpopular, the policy was changed. It was renamed for actress Lucille La Verne when she appeared in "Sun-Up" in 1928--only to revert back to the Princess six months later. Later, it was the recreation center for the Ladies Garment Worker's Union, then a movie house. Finally, in June of 1955, it was torn down.

LIST OF PRODUCTIONS