The 20 Largest U.S. Movie Theaters

 Ever Built


#1 - Radio City Music Hall – Manhattan, New York City, 5,940 seats, 1932

#2 - Roxy – Manhattan, New York City, 5,886, 1927-1960

#3 - Capitol - Manhattan, New York City, 5,230, 1919-1968

#4 - Hippodrome – Manhattan, New York City, 5,105, 1905-1939

#5 - Fox – Detroit, 5,045, 1928

#6 - Fox – St. Louis, 5,035, 1929

#7 - Fox – Atlanta, 4,950, 1929

#8 - Mastbaum – Philadelphia, 4,717, 1929-1958

#9 - Fox – San Francisco, 4,651, 1929-1963

#10 - Metropolitan – Boston, 4,407, 1925 (now the Wang Theatre)

#11 - Stanley – Jersey City, 4,332, 1928 (now a church)

#12 - Uptown – Chicago, 4,320, 1925 (closed since 1981)

#13 - Warner – Atlantic City, New Jersey, 4,189, 1929 (only the façade remains)

#14 - Fox – Brooklyn, New York City, 4,088, 1928-1971

#15 - Paramount – Brooklyn, New York City, 4,084, 1928 (closed 1962, now gymnasium for Long Island University)

#16 - Michigan – Detroit, 4,050, 1926-1970, (partially destroyed, now used as parking structure)

#17 - Minnesota – Minneapolis, 4,028, 1928-1958

#18 - Marbro – Chicago, 3,931, 1927-1964

#19 - Stanley – Pittsburgh, 3,886, 1928 (now Benedum Center for the Performing Arts)

#20 - St. Louis – St. Louis, 3,881, 1925 (now Powell Symphony Hall)

 



Fox Theater, Detroit
(Photo by Mike Russell)