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Embassy 49th Street Theatre


155 W. 49th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 300

Murray & Dana, architects. Actor-producer Charles Hopkins built and managed this intimate playhouse. In 1926, Hopkins renamed it after himself. Once the Depression hit, it was no longer possible to sustain it, and Hopkins leased the venue to movie exhibitors. It was first an all-British cinema, then foreign films, then second-run Hollywood fare. Finally, pornography became the policy, and "Deep Throat" had its premiere here in 1972. Eventually, more respectable movies returned. In 1987, it was razed.

Built: 1914    Closed: 1933    Demolished: 1987   

Theatre Names Named
Embassy 49th Street Theatre 1982     Movies
World Theatre 1935     Foreign films; X-Rated films
Westminster Cinema 1934     British films
Charles Hopkins Theatre 1926     Reopened January 21, 1926
Punch and Judy Theatre 1914     Opened November 10, 1914
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Charles Hopkins Theatre
Housewarming
Play, Original
Written by Gilbert Emery
Apr 07, 1932 - Apr 1932
They Don't Mean Any Harm
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. A. Milne
Feb 23, 1932 - Mar 1932
The Roof
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Galsworthy
Oct 30, 1931 - Nov 1931
Give Me Yesterday
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by A. A. Milne
Mar 04, 1931 - May 1931
Mrs. Moonlight
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Benn W. Levy
Sep 29, 1930 - Feb 14, 1931
Michael and Mary
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. A. Milne
Dec 13, 1929 - Jul 1930
Ladies Leave
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sophie Treadwell
Oct 01, 1929 - Oct 1929
The Perfect Alibi
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. A. Milne
Nov 27, 1928 - Jul 1929
The Unknown Warrior
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Paul Raynal
Oct 29, 1928 - Nov 1928
The Ivory Door
Play, Original
Written by A. A. Milne
Oct 18, 1927 - Jul 1928
Devil in the Cheese
Play, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Written by Tom Cushing
Dec 29, 1926 - May 1927
Tragic 18
Play, Original
Written by Maurice Clark
Oct 09, 1926 - Oct 1926
Makropoulos Secret
Play, Original
Jan 02, 1926 - Mar 1926
 
Punch and Judy Theatre
Nocturne
Play, Original
Written by Henry Stillman
Feb 16, 1925 - Feb 1925
The Small Timers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Knowles Entrikin
Jan 27, 1925 - Mar 1925
Blind Alleys
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 17, 1924 - Nov 1924
Judy Drops In
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 04, 1924 - Nov 1924
The Right to Dream
Play, Original, Drama
May 26, 1924 - Jun 1924
Two Strangers From Nowhere
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Myron C. Fagan
Apr 07, 1924 - May 1924
Go West, Young Man
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1923 - Dec 1923
The Apache
Play, Original
May 07, 1923 - May 1923
The Love Set
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Thomas Louden
Mar 19, 1923 - Mar 1923
A Square Peg
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by Lewis Beach
Jan 27, 1923 - Mar 1923
The Doormat
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by H.S. Sheldon
Dec 07, 1922 - Dec 1922
The '49ers
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 06, 1922 - Nov 18, 1922
The Love Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 06, 1922 - Nov 18, 1922
Persons Unknown
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Robert Housum
Oct 25, 1922 - Oct 1922
The Ever Green Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Abby Merchant
Oct 11, 1922 - Oct 1922
Mrs. Warren's Profession
Play, Revival, Comedy, Tragedy
Feb 22, 1922 - Mar 1922
The Great Broxopp
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. A. Milne
Nov 15, 1921 - Feb 1922
The Fan
Play, Original, Satire
Oct 03, 1921 - Oct 1921
Bridges
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Clare Kummer
Feb 28, 1921 - Mar 1921
The Choir Rehearsal
Musical, Original, Comedy, One Act
Music by Clare Kummer; Book by Clare Kummer; Lyrics by Clare Kummer
Feb 28, 1921 - Mar 10, 1921
The Robbery
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Clare Kummer
Feb 28, 1921 - Mar 1921
Chinese Love
Musical, Original, Comedy, One Act
Music by Clare Kummer; Book by Clare Kummer; Lyrics by Clare Kummer
Feb 28, 1921 - Mar 10, 1921
Rollo's Wild Oat
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Clare Kummer
Nov 23, 1920 - Jun 1921
Merchants of Venus
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Alan Brooks
Sep 27, 1920 - Nov 1920
The Girl with the Carmine Lips
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Wilson Collison
Aug 09, 1920 - Aug 1920
The Hole in the Wall
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 26, 1920 - Closing date unknown
Musk
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Leonie De Souny
Mar 13, 1920 - Mar 1920
Miss Millions
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Written by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by R.H. Burnside
Dec 09, 1919 - Jan 21, 1920
Where's Your Wife?
Play, Original, Farce, Mystery
Oct 04, 1919 - Nov 1919
The Rose and the Ring
Special, Original, Puppets
Apr 22, 1919 - May 03, 1919
Penny Wise
Play, Original
Mar 31, 1919 - Closing date unknown
A Night in Avignon
Play, Original
Music by Herbert E. Hyde; Written by Cale Young Rice
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
Stingy
Play, Original
Music by Herbert E. Hyde; Written by Maxwell Parry
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Laughter of the Gods
Play, Original
Music by Herbert E. Hyde; Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Golden Doom
Play, Revival
Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
King Argimenes
Play, Original
Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Gods of the Mountain
Play, Revival
Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Very Naked Boy
Play, Revival
Written by Stuart Walker
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Tents of the Arabs
Play, Original
Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
The Book of Job
Play, Original
Written by Lord Dunsany
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 22, 1919
Penrod
Play, Original
Oct 07, 1918 - Nov 1918
April
Play, Original
Written by Hubert Osborne
Apr 06, 1918 - May 1918
Her Country
Play, Original
Feb 21, 1918 - Closing date unknown
Treasure Island
Play, Original
Dec 01, 1915 - Closing date unknown
The Clever Ones
Play, Original
Written by Alfred Sutro
Jan 28, 1915 - Apr 1915
The Marriage of Columbine
Play, Original
Written by Harold Chapin
Nov 10, 1914 - Dec 1914