INTERIOR PRESERVATION

JAFFE ART THEATER, 189 SECOND AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 

 

Type:

The Jaffe Art Theater is a 1925 neo-Moorish theater with individually designated interior and exterior New York City Landmarks. The theater was originally built as a Yiddish-language theater and converted into a cinema in 1991. It is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.

Scope:

The project consists of the preservation and restoration of the main auditorium’s ornamental plaster ceiling and dome. Ornamental ceiling panels were removed, reinforced, cleaned, and reset. Damaged and missing panels were replaced and in-painted to match existing panels. The ceiling’s iron hanging structure was reinforced, and the central dome was restored and repainted. All work was reviewed and approved by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Owner:  Reading International, 189 Second Avenue, New York, New York

Budget:  $490,000