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This Day in History - 12.27.2011

Radio City is Born


By Brianna Westlake

On December 27, 1932, John D. Rockefeller created the Radio City Music Hall to bring life to an area that had lost its glamour in the Great Depression. 79 years later, the music hall still remains the largest indoor theater in the world. More than 300 million visitors have consumed entertainment within its elaborate art deco walls. It has hosted over 700 movie premiers, is home to the world famous Radio City Rockets, and has been expanded to allow for performances by musical groups. The Radio City Music Hall has ensured that the beauty of a theater experience can be enjoyed by future generations.