Built in 1903, The New Amsterdam Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in New York City. Home to the original Ziegfeld Follies, unfortunately it had fallen into disrepair for a number of years and almost closed forever. During the renovation of Times Square in the early '90s, it was purchased by Walt Disney Company and fully restored. It reopened in 1997 to house the Tony Award winning show, The Lion King. Tickets are expensive and hard to get, but don't let that discourage you.
Of the famous Theater Row, Lion Theater is the smallest venue with only 88 seats. Previously known as the Clurman Theater, it was renovated in 2000 and renamed the Lion Theater. The audience is always in for a treat with a combination of off-Broadway hits and an intimate setting. Shows of past have included one-man shows, classic musicals, and new, off-beat plays. Although small, Lion Theater does not let that dampen spirits, courageously putting on great shows and plays.
Formerly known as the Ford Center for Performing Arts this theater has a long and interesting history. Built by the producer of the highly-acclaimed "The Phantom of the Opera," Garth Drabinsky, this theater has struggled a good deal for its survival. It stands where the Apollo and Lyric Theaters once stood. A guided tour of this place reveals the majestic beauty and artistic wonder that is absolutely awesome. Nearly 2000 people can enjoy the performances at this award-winning theater.
Representative of the revitalization of Times Square, this theater was given its current name in June 2000. The Roundabout Theater company now owns and runs this place. The restored building stands in its present grandeur thanks to the monumental efforts of dedicated architects and craftsmen. Presently the American Airlines Theatre stages the best of Broadway plays and has earned its place in the list of must-visit venues in New York.
Opened as The Republic Theater by Oscar Hammerstein in 1900, The New Victory Theater was the first theater to be renovated as part of the 42nd Street revitalization. Since its re-opening in 1995, it has become the premier theater for family entertainment. From theater and puppetry to dance, the world's top children's companies flock to this lovely space. Though marketed directly to kids and families, the level of performances are so diverse and exceptional that adults should not pass on the chance to visit this unique cultural stage. Check the website for show updates and other details.
The Nederlander is a popular house close to the Theater District and has a reputation for presenting some of the finest traditional as well as avant-garde plays. Rent, for example has done excellent business at the Nederlander drawing plenty of local and tourist traffic.
This giant Times Square Theater has brought movie going in New York to a whole new level. It boasts 25 screens on 11 floors, plus a large food court. The well-designed complex keeps everything moving along, with plenty of box office windows and automatic ticket machines. The crowd consists of a mixture of tourists, residents and refugees from the local office towers. The selections include the bandwagon of commercial cinema from across boundaries. All the latest technological conveniences, like comfortable seats (and a great sound system) have been utilized here, making movie watching a memorable experience.
Formerly known as the Henry Miller's Theatre, the Stephen Sondheim Theatre is a famous Broadway style theater in the city. Built in the Neo-classical architecture, the acoustics and the seating in the place ensures clear views and fine renditions of the plays here. The theater has showcased events and plays by some very famed artists in the past which has made it a bench mark among the theater enthusiasts and performing artists. Visit the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for shows like the "Anything Goes" and "Urinetown".
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 will offer you the best of movies along with all the necessary facilities. Stadium seating, disabled access, listening devices as well as a cafe on the premises make for the perfect visit. For details about film screenings and tickets check their website or call.