Radio City Music Hall
The Best of New York performance, just a short walk from The Michelangelo
Opened in 1932, as part of Rockefeller Center, its name is derived from its first tenant, Radio Corporation of America (RCA), and the studios they developed for NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Those studios were, and still are, known as Radio City. Just as the rest of Rockefeller Center, it was designed in the Art Deco style, and is considered by many to be the world's greatest example of the style. Originally intended to strictly be a venue for live shows, it soon became famous for its film plus stage show format. This format continued into the late 70's, due to changes in film distribution challenging Radio City's ability to secure exclusive bookings of films.
After flirting with converting the hall to office space, a conservation push resulted in its preservation. It was reopened to the public after being renovated in 1980. Although it still hosts the occasional movie premiere, the main focus of the Music Hall is now live concerts and shows. Over the years, it has been the host of televised events such as the Grammys, Tonys, MTV Music Awards, and even the NFL Draft.
When planning your trip to New York City, and your stay at the Michelangelo, take some time to visit Radio City Music Hall.