The American Airlines Theatre, originally the Selwyn Theatre, is a historic Italian Renaissance style Broadway theatre in New York City built in 1918. It was designed by George Keister and built by the Selwyn brothers. Used for musicals and other dramatic performances it was eventually converted for film. It was used briefly as a visitor's center but stood vacant for years until a 1997 renovation and restoration. It is located at 227 West 42nd Street.Before you head to New York City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly New York City day trip planning tool, to make sure you see all that New York City has to offer, including American Airlines Theater.
American Airlines Theater Reviews
Technically renamed The Roundabout Theatre/American Airlines. Lots of dollars to refurbish. Small in scale, on two floors with comfortable seating. We sat in top box and you cannot see the stage on... more »
Very accessible. Comfortable seats. Safe exits. great acoustics, convenient bar, good location for taxis. more »
I enjoyed the play and the work a lot. The ushers were terrific. Having one long very long aisle way I have never liked. And it stops me from coming there as often as I'd like. For one thing, God forbid , if there's ever a fire to get through the aisle way would be impossible. I'm sure you have something to help with that. But, also every time someone gets up to go to the bathroom they have to go through a really long way and lots of people that have to stand up over and over again. And when people are just being seated and then again at intermission it's nonstop up and down to let people go by. I have a bad back and standing up over and over again was ridiculous. But everything else was fine.
Beautiful, if aging, theatre. The ceiling has gorgeous painted stars. Only complaint is the seating is a little tight, with not much room for leg movement. Staff were great.
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