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Iconic Ziegfeld Theatre Is Torn Apart Ahead of Transformation

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Last week the iconic Ziegfeld Theatre, where many a New York movie premiere took place, shuttered ahead of the building's new life as high-end event space. Workers arrived at the Midtown theater yesterday to ready the space for its next act, ripping out the theater's iconic red velvet seats and tossing them in the trash (h/t NYDN).

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The theater's large movie screen, which was its main draw, will remain in place, as the building's owners hope to still use them for screenings. The space is expected to reopen in the fall of 2017 as the Ziegfeld Ballroom. And, as New York has seen time and time again, nothing is sacred—even when it comes to beautiful, iconic spaces.
· Ziegfeld Theater's seats get thrown out after world-famous theater closes to become an event space [NYDN]
· Curtains Come Down on the Historic Ziegfeld Theatre [NYDN]
· Midtown's Iconic Ziegfeld Theatre to Become Event Space [Curbed]

Ziegfeld Theatre

141 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019