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American Airlines Theatre

New York, NY
 
American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Overview

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.

Handicap Accessible
Yes
Hearing Assistance
Yes
Capacity
740
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is available. Restrooms and concessions are on the main level. Elevators are available to all other levels.
  • There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wheelchair Seating Available
  • Assisted listening system available

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