Palace Theater

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In 1913, Palace Theater opened as a vaudeville show place featuring the time’s top stars. Some who have graced its stage include Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Helen Keller, Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini and Fanny Brice. It is said to be haunted by tightrope walker and acrobat Louis Borsalino, who fell to his death during a performance in the 1950s. His apparition has been seen swinging from the rafters, then screaming as he falls.

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Geographic Information

Broadway between 6th and 7th
New York, NY
United States

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40.75882668208799, -73.98443305492947
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Manhattan, NY (1.9 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (2.0 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.1 mi.)
Union City, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (2.5 mi.)
West New York, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.7 mi.)
New York City, NY (3.3 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (3.5 mi.)
Fairview, NJ (3.8 mi.)


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