70s Unique Display
Collectible from New York’s Times
As the Triple XXX movie and video houses began to be closed down,
my wife and I started to collect signage from the theatre fronts.
The Venus, The Eros, The Caprice on 8 th Avenue. The New David
on 52 nd Street.
One of the most famous and last to go was The Circus Cinema.
This garish red and yellow dinosaur, hangover from Time Square’s
seedier days, was the most in-your-face survivor of its time. Many
were the tourist parents who shielded the eyes of their young children
as they strolled down Broadway towards Times Square.
In the end it was reduced to rubble to make way for magician
David Copperfield’s restaurant/theatre. This project was
shelved halfway to completion when the money ran out, and the new
building now holds a Cuban-themed restaurant.
That leaves this self-contained portion of the front of house
as the last vestige of this famed theatre venue, and a unique piece
of New York architectural history.
Rescued from the builder’s chainsaws, it is now resident
in London and available to purchase.
An outstanding display piece,
approx. size is 100 x
51 in. (254 x 130 cm) ..
£12,000, buyer to arrange shipping.
Please contact seller Gareth
Brown at: email@example.com