Another piece of the New York State Pavilion that exists as a remnant of the 1964 World’s Fair is Theaterama, now the Queens Theatre. During the fair, the Philip JOhnson-designed theater showed a 360-degree panoramic film on the State of New York. The exterior facade was used as a sort of gallery wall to display large-scale original art by famous pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly.
In 1972, the theater was converted from a movie house to a live theater space. Queens Theatre was officially established in 1989 and in 1993, after a $4 million renovation, the theatre finally opened with a gala event. Uncover more remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 1939 World’s Fair on our upcoming walking tour of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park!
Remnants of the World’s Fairs Tour
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