Victory Theatre

209 West 42nd Street

Opened: 1900

Architect: Albert Westover

Built by Oscar Hammerstein as the Republic Theatre. Leased to David Belasco in 1902 and known as the Belasco Theatre until 1910. In 1931, Minsky converted it into a burlesque house which at one time featured Gypsy Rose Lee. It was renamed the Victory Theatre in 1942 when it became a movie house. After descending into porn and vacancy, it was acquired by the 42nd Street Development Project and lovingly restored and reopened in 1995 as the New Victory, a theatre completely devoted to children's programming.

10/03/2006 17:22:22
New Victory Theatre
New Victory Theatre

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