Astor Theatre

1537 Broadway / New York City

The Astor Theatre was located at 1537 Broadway, at West 45th Street in Times Square in New York City. It opened September 21, 1906, with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
and continued to operate as a Broadway theatre until 1925. From 1925 until it closed in 1972, it was a first-run movie theater.

(from "Our Theatres To-day and Yesterday" (1913) by Ruth Crosby Dimmick:)

"The Astor Theatre, located at the northwest corner of Broadway and Fortyfifth Street, occupies the lower
part of a twelve-story office building, and was erected by the Longacre Square Theatre Company. It was
opened September 21, 1906, with Annie Russell in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," under the management of
Messrs. Wagenhals and Kemper, managers at the present day."

Programs available from this theatre:

  • The Man From Home (1908)
  • Keep Her Smiling (1918)
  • Lady Butterfly (1923)

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