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Acme Theatre

58 E. 14th St., New York, NY

Built as part of the Union Square Hotel. In 1870, opened as a variety house run by Sheridan Shook, who left in 1872, yielding it to Albert M. Palmer, who had great success changing the policy to dramatic works. After he left in 1883, his successors restored vaudeville, and Keith & Albee later added it to their chain. In 1921, it was the Acme, a movie house that eventually showed Soviet films. Widely believed to have been razed in 1936, it may have remained within its larger building until the 1990s.

Built: 1870    Closed: 1936

Theatre Names Named
Acme Theatre 1921      movie house
Union Square Theatre 1870     
Productions Production Dates
Union Square Theatre
The Henrietta
Play, Original
Written by Bronson Howard
Sep 26, 1887 - Closing date unknown
The Deacon's Daughter
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by A. C. Gunter
Apr 25, 1887 - Jun 04, 1887
A Parisian Romance
Play, Original
Written by Octave Feuillet
Jan 11, 1883 - Closing date unknown
The Lights o' London
Play, Original
Written by George R. Sims
Dec 05, 1881 - Closing date unknown
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Franz Von Suppé; Libretto by Franz Von Suppé; Lyrics by Franz Von Suppé
May 17, 1880 - Jun 12, 1880
The Banker's Daughter
Play, Original
Written by Bronson Howard
Sep 30, 1878 - Closing date unknown
A Celebrated Case
Play, Original
Jan 23, 1878 - Closing date unknown
The Two Orphans
Play, Original
Dec 21, 1874 - Closing date unknown
Led Astray
Play, Original
Written by Dion Boucicault
1873 - Closing date unknown
The Grand Duchess
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Jul 03, 1872 - Jul 13, 1872
The Fair One With Blonde Wig
Musical, Revival, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Jun 26, 1872 - Jul 02, 1872
Prima Donna of a Night
Musical, Original, Operetta
Jun 21, 1872 - Jul 02, 1872
Fortunio and his Gifted Servants!
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Jun 03, 1872 - Jun 20, 1872
The Wrong Man in the Right Place
Musical, Original, Farce
Play invented, written, arranged and acted exclusively by the Vokes Family
May 27, 1872 - May 30, 1872
The Belles of the Kitchen
Musical, Original, Sketches
Written by the Vokes Family
Apr 15, 1872 - Jun 01, 1872
Rose Michel
Play, Original
1870 - Closing date unknown