It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Woodstock, and The Godfather premiere,
and believe it or not, our seats were here to see it all!
Our red cinema seats were fabricated in the 1920s, and installed on East 4th Street in 1968 for the Truck and Warehouse Theater. To contrast with the brick walls, the seats were upholstered in shimmering red mohair fabric interwoven with 24-karat gold thread which had been commissioned but not used for the seats in Lincoln Center’s new Metropolitan Opera House. They were unique, but after more than 50 years of service, they were falling apart. Parting with our beloved seats was tough, but while we’ll miss their unique charms, we won’t miss the springs and screws and wobbly armrests!
Learn more by contacting Leah Cox at 646-957-9573 or LeahC@nytw.org.