Around The Town

Centennial Memorial Temple Opens

     Long before Manhattan began moving uptown, the theatre district made its home on 14thStreet, where performance halls provided magnificent shows, just as they do today in Times Square.  A little part of those glory days will be returning now to 14th Street as the beautiful art deco Centennial Memorial Temple (CMT) opens its doors for rentals.

     Long before Manhattan began moving uptown, the theatre district made its home on 14thStreet, where performance halls provided magnificent shows, just as they do today in Times Square.  A little part of those glory days will be returning now to 14th Street as the beautiful art deco Centennial Memorial Temple (CMT) opens its doors for rentals.

     With a dozen subway lines and the PATH train all within a two-block walk, the 1,347-seat CMT is easily accessed from the Upper East and Upper West Sides, downtown, the outer boroughs and northern New Jersey.  

      Come see this landmark theatre, at 120 W. 14th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues, at an April 10 Open House from 10 a.m. to noon.  The space is perfect for film shoots, concerts, corporate meetings, movie screenings, fundraisers, graduations and town hall meetings.

     CMT’s technical staff members bring to every event a wealth of experience from their work in all facets of the media and entertainment industries. They have won Grammy Awards, worked on the Oscars, served on crews for top recording artists, like Sting and the Foo Fighters, toured with Broadway shows and staffed production crews at major TV studios. They know how to make your event an unforgettable experience and will handle the details and the pressure so that you can have peace of mind.

     Need a more intimate space for fewer people?  Railton Hall, located under the auditorium, can host up to 100 guests for any kind of event and Mumford Hall, right below Railton, is the perfect place to host groups of up to 220 for an intimate luncheon, corporate meeting or staff training.

     If you are unable to attend the Open House, we would be happy to arrange a private tour for you.  CMT is owned by The Salvation Army and was built in 1929 to honor the 100th anniversary of its founder, William Booth.  This state-of-the-art performance hall was designated a New York City landmark in 2017.

     To join us for the Open House, arrange a tour or find out how CMT and our other spaces can create a landmark event for your organization, please call (212) 337-7339 or visit our website at www.salvationarmyny.org/openhouse

      All proceeds from the rental of our spaces are used to support The Salvation Army’s more than 100 programs and services in the Greater New York area, which serve more than a million at-risk adults, children, and families each year.