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Concert Venues :: Fillmore East


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Date Opened
Venue Capacity 3,664
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Venue Address 105 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

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Previously known as the Village Theater, it opened March 8, 1968, to give Graham an East Coast counterpart to his Fillmore West establishment in San Francisco, and quickly became "The Church of Rock and Roll," with two-show concerts several nights a week. For most of its existence, the venue had been a mainstay of the Yiddish theatre circuit; it had also been a cinema and was falling into disrepair before Grahams acquisition. Despite the deceptively small marquee and facade, the theater had a capacity of 3,664 seats.

Due to changes in the music and exponential growth in the concert industry, Graham closed down the Fillmore East, with its final concert taking place June 27, 1971.

In 1980, the former Fillmore East site on Second Avenue in the East Village became the trend-setting private gay club The Saint. As of 2007, the former entrance lobby is a branch of Emigrant Savings Bank. The rest of the interior has been gutted and rebuilt as an apartment complex.

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