2. Ziegfeld Theater – West 54th Street
The Ziegfeld Theater on West 54th Street is a luxury single-room theater that opened in 1969. It was named in honor of the original Broadway Ziegfeld Theater. For its time, it was one of the largest single theaters in the country and has served as the site of numerous movie premiers, including the 1977 opening of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Update: Unfortunately, the theater had been losing money for several years and its owners closed it and turned it into an event space.