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American Airlines Theatre

227 W. 42nd Street
(Between 7th & 8th Aves)
Capacity: 740
Access: Orchestra & Mezzanine levels fully accessible for those with mobility disabilities
Owned by: Roundabout Theatre Company
Status: Broadway Theatre

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Designed by George Keister as an Italian Renaissance-style theatre, the venue opened in 1918 under the name of the Selwyn Theatre. Over the course of its history, the building has been used as a theatre, a cinema and even a visitor's centre until it fell into a derelict state of disrepair. The Roundabout Theatre Company vowed to renovate the theatre in 1997 and re-opened it as the American Airlines Theatre on 30th June 2000, after American Airlines agreed to donate $8.5 million to help cover the costs of the renovation.

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