Cosmopolitan Theatre

5 Columbus Circle / 309-313 West 58th Street / NYC

also known as:

"Majestic Theatre" / 1902
"Park Theatre" / 1911
"Cosmopolitan Theatre" / 1923
(razed / 1954)

Built 1902-1903 as "Majestic Theatre" by John H. Duncan for Pabst Brewing Company.
Opened 21 Jan 1903 with the world premiere of the musical, "The Wizard of Oz".
Used for musical and drama performances. 1911 renamed "Park Theatre".
1923 converted to a cinema/vaudeville theatre and re-opened as "Cosmopolitan Theatre".
From 1944, again used as a musical and drama theatre.
1949-1954 used as television theatre by NBC.
Demolished 1954 in favour of the New York Coliseum convention center.

As the "Majestic Theatre" at Columbus Circle in the 1920s

Building the New York Colisium / 2000

Programs available from this theatre:

  • The Two Orphans (1926)

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