New Theatre

West 62nd Street at Central Park West

Opened: November 8, 1909

Seats: 2,320

Architects: John M. Carrere (1858 - 1911) and Thomas Hastings (1860 - 1921)

The ill-fated New Theatre was financed by a number of wealthy New Yorkers as a non-profit theatre, but acoustical problems lead the backers to walk away from the venture. It was renamed the Century Theatre in 1911 and converted to commercial use. It was demolished and replaced by the Art Deco Century Apartments in 1926.

Historical pictures courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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New Theatre exterior
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Foyer
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Frieze
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Hallway
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Main corridor
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Proscenium
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Roof Garden
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The Century (62nd Street entrance)
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The Century (CPW side)
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Double towers
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Cantilevered retail entrance on 62nd Street
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CPW entrance
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Detail of casement window and brick detail
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Double towers
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Detail of balcony railings
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Service gate

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