American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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About the Venue

The American Airlines Theatre was built in 1918 by producers (and brothers) Arch and Edgar Selwyn and was originally named The Selwyn Theatre. Like many other theaters, it fell victim to the economic woes of the Great Depression and became a movie house in the 1930s.

The venue was a movie theater for almost 70 years, until it was purchased by the Roundabout Theatre Company in the late 1990s. After an expensive overhaul, it reopened as The American Airlines Theatre in 2000.


The Penthouse Lobby on the fifth floor overlooks 43rd St, serving drinks and light snacks.

Know Before You Go

Primary entrance from street, double doors are 31"
Water Fountain
Accessible water fountains throughout the theater, all reachable by elevator.
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices available. Infrared headsets are free to check out at coatcheck with a photo ID.
Elevators and Escalators
Elevators are available to all levels of the theater.
Wheelchair Access
The Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine are accessible.
Three male and three female accessible restrooms are located in the Grand Lounge at basement level, reachable by elevator.
Accessible Seating
Designated, flexible wheelchair seating is available behind the Center Orchestra and the last row of the Mezzanine.
Coat Check
Coat check is available.

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