New York NY — Metro / Midway Theatre

From NYC founding THS member Biff Buttler. Biff and our late former president Michael R. Miller together photographed hundreds of theatres in New York and across the country. Michael’s 1,100 photos, 8,000 slides and his NY theatre index card data base ( 6 drawers with 7.5 linear feet) were donated to the THS Archive upon his death in 1993. Mike’s notes say, among other things, that this theatre is at 2626 Broadway on the east side of the street at W 100th St., it opened as the Midway in 1933, changed names twice, and had 580 seats in stadium style. This is typical of the detail in his index. The Michael R. Miller Collection at THS is a major archival resource.

Landmark Upper W. Side theater files Ch. 11

Filing comes a year after collapse of plan to have retailer Urban Outfitters lease the space at the Metro Theater on Broadway; 1930s Art Deco building is now a shell.

Full story:

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100907/REAL_ESTATE/100909919

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