A Brief History: Located in midtown Manhattan at 209 West 42nd St, The New Victory Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre since its original construction in 1899-1900. After being built though the work of Oscar Hammerstein I, the building has been owned by only a handful of owners and changed names multiple times. Prior to its current incarnation as a children’s performing arts theater, the New Victory Theater had a seedy history after it operated as a movie house, pornography joint, and burlesque house at different times. Notably, the location is where Broadway’s first striptease and movie houses were operated. Famous owners, actors and employees included Oscar Hammerstein, Bill Minksy, Lionel Barrymore, and Rose Lee. 

Haunted History: People have reported seeing a girl in a white gown on the balcony appear and disappear in the blink of an eye.



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