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July, 1978 Village Voice Ad

The New Yorker at 88th and Broadway in Manhattan was part of the Walter Read Chain, a sister theater to the Waverly Theater . It was one of The First 30 US Theaters to play The Rocky Horror Picture Show as an ongoing, midnight-only movie beginning in July of 1976. The Waverly group performed there briefly in early 1978 after the Waverly in the Village stopped showing the movie though the New Yorker’s “uptown clientele” weren’t as supportive as the Village fans.

In 1979, the theater was twinned.

The New Yorker also hosted an ongoing run of Shock Treatment after its opening in late 1981.