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Hippodrome Program, 1917-18 season
Included in this Hippodrome program for the 1917-1918 season was Houdini's "The Submersible Iron-Bound Box Mystery"

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New York City's Hippodrome Closed Its Doors for the Last Time
August 16, 1939

In 1928, RKO, the motion picture company, purchased the theater. Movie screens took over the stages for audiences who were hungry for this new kind of entertainment. After it closed its doors in 1939, the Hippodrome Theater presented its final spectacle: the building's demolition. The era that made the Hippodrome famous lives on in the American memory. Do you know the names of any other stars from that vaudeville era? Ask a grandparent!
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