#TBT: Theatre Unique, 1908

136 East 14th Street, Theater Unique in 1908

photo credit: @AZandieh

The John Henry Theiss music hall at 136 East 14th Street was renovated as the Theatre Unique, an ornate theater that featured silent films. The name of the theater was spelled out in bright, flashing light bulbs at the cavernous entrance.  For 10 cents for a seat on the main floor or 20 cents for a box in the mezzanine balcony, patrons would enjoy a silent movie.

Today, the location is home to a NYU dormitory and a Trader Joe’s.