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Guild 50th Street Theater

Photo from the Dick Dziadzio collection.
33 W 50th St
Manhattan (New York) NY

Record #12120  
 Opened: 1938
 Closed: 1999
 Current Use:
Capacity: 450 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Embassy Newsreel

The Guild opened in 1938 as an Embassy Newsreel cinema, according to the New York Times. It's original lease with Rockefeller Center stipulated a minimum 25-cent charge for tickets "to keep things high-toned." The Guild was purchased in 1949 by Norman Elson, president of the Trans-Lux circuit, who renewed the lease in 1974 for an additional 25 years.

The theater remained open until September 26, 1999. The 450-seat auditorium will be gutted and converted to retail space.

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Photos from the Dick Dziadzio collection.

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Last featured 2/7/2004. Last edited 2/23/2007.

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