Entermedia Theatre

New York, NY

181-189 Second Avenue at 12th Street
New York, NY
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Venue Info

BUILT: year unknown


Other Names

  • Yiddish Folks Theatre (date unknown)
  • Century Theatre (date unknown)
  • Stuyvesant Theatre (date unknown)
  • Jaffe Art Theatre (date unknown)
  • Gayety Theatre (date unknown)
  • 12th Street Cinemas (date unknown)
  • Village East Cinemas (date unknown)
  • Phoenix Theatre (1953)
  • Casino East (1961)
  • Eden Theatre (1969)
  • Yiddish Art Theatre (unknown)
  • Second Avenue Theatre (unknown)

Trivia & History

Originally a cinema, it later became the Yiddish Art Theatre with 1100 seats. In the late 1930s, it reverted to showing films.

In 1953, it became an off-Broadway theatre. In 1965, it was a burlesque house. In 1969, it returned to use as a theatre.

There was a second Phoenix Theatre (also known as the Phoenix 74th Street Theatre). It was originally the East 74th Street Theatre. It had 400 seats. It was renamed Eastside Playhouse in 1968.

It is currently a cineplex housing 7 screens. In addition to the original main auditorium, there are 4 screening rooms in the basement and 2 stacked on top of each other on the former stage.

The lobby and main auditorium were restored in 2010.

In 1980, the interior of this theatre was used for scenes in the film The Fan, which starred Lauren Bacall and was released in 1981.


Performance History

Garbage (Showcase, 1981)
10/7/1981 - ?

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