The Ziegfeld Theatre opened in December 1969, one of the last big palaces built in the United States. The last night of the Ziegfeld was January 28, 2016.
Though 35mm Forever is primarily in place to assist modern moviegoers with venues to enjoy 35mm and other size celluloid film projection, it’s just too hard to let go of the Ziegfeld. The Ziegfeld boasted many star-studded premieres including CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and CABARET, and due to the pedestal of those films its existence will be remembered for some time.
It was built from plans by the firm of Emery Roth & Sons, with designs by Irving Gershon and interior design by John McNamara.
The theatre featured 1,131 seats: 825 seats in the front section and 306 seats in the raised balcony section in the rear. The interior was decorated with sumptous red carpeting and abundant gold trim. Black leather walls graced the stairwell and escalator area along with specialized wood panels.
New York, NY 10019