Empire Theatre (42nd Street)

About Empire Theatre (42nd Street)

The Empire Theatre is a former Broadway theatre located on 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York City.HistoryOriginally opened as the Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre, in 1912, it was designed by noted theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb, and named for Julian Eltinge. Its first production was Bayard Veiller's Within the Law, a hit that ran for more than a year.Originally specializing in light comedies, it suffered during the Great Depression and became first a burlesque theatre, then a movie theater in ...

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