Radio City Music Hall

Here’s a bit of trivia for you – on this date in 1932 Radio City Music Hall opened it’s doors. It was built by J.D. Rockefeller Jr who originally intended to build an opera house in that location but the Great Depression changed his mind. It’s an elegant Art Deco theater with 5,931 seats and touts the largest theater pipe organ with 4,410 pipes (that’s a lot of wind!). The building was renovated and re-opened in 1980 – thank goodness! In 1933 the much copied and skilled Rockettes first graced that stage with its famous Christmas program. I’ve seen it, and it is very impressive, even more so in the amazing surroundings. It’s a must see for anyone visiting New York.

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