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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Raymond M Hood Architect
Stone,Edward Durell Architect
1933/00/00
1933/03/02 Merian C Cooper Director In New York City, "King Kong" opens at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy across the street (razed). Crowds line up around the block to enjoy the film preceded by a stage show called Jungle Rhythms. King Kong
1936/03/05 In "King Kong"'s first 4 days at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy, all of its 10 shows a day were sold out. Setting an attendance record for an indoor event, the film grossed $89,931 over the 4 days. Tickets were priced from $.35 to $.75. King Kong
1939/01/13 Sheer fantasy, delightful, gay and altogether captivating, touched the screen when Walt Disney's long-awaited feature-length cartoon of the Grimm fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, had its local premiere at the Radio City Music Hall. - NY Times Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1940/12/26 George Cukor Director "The Philadelphia Story" opens, creating "the longest line in the 8 year history of the Radio City Music Hall." - Time Magazine The Philadelphia Story
1940/12/30 Cary Grant Actor Patrons "queued up during a spell of foul weather to pay top prices" for The Philadelphia Story and within four days "had set a new record for the period with 110,168 paid admissions in the nation's No 1 movie house." - Time magazine The Philadelphia Story
1942/08/13 RKO Pictures Distributor Disney's 5th full-length animated feature, Bambi, has its US debut at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Bambi
2004/05/23 "Harry Potter And the Prisoner of Azkaban" premiers at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Harry Potter And the Prisoner of Azkaban

Data »

Particulars for Radio City Music Hall:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Art Deco
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment-recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing arts
Owner Private
Area of Significance Theater



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 8th May 1978

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Radio City Music Hall
Registry Address: 1260 Avenue of the Americas
Registry Number: 78001880
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Hood,Raymond; Stone,Edward Durell
Architectural Style: Art deco
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1932, 1933
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Theater

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