Embassy Five Theatre - Circa 1909, Bill Morrison Collection, courtesy of The Shubert Archive.

Embassy Five Theatre

1547 Broadway at W. 46th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
790
Built
1908
Closed
1943
Demolished
1982

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Herts & Tallant, architects. Owned by Klaw and Erlanger, the Gaiety was known as a house of hits until movies took over in 1926. A brief return to legit entertainment in 1931 and 1932 proved unsuccessful. Burlesque followed, until Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia put a stop to that in 1942. Vaudeville did not last long either and, by 1943, the Gaiety had been renamed the Victoria and transformed into a movie house. In 1982, it was one of the theatres torn down to accomodate the new Marriott hotel.
Media
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS