The Beacon Theatre is a 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre that opened in 1929 as a movie palace for motion pictures and vaudeville acts. Today it is under the management of the Madison Square Garden Company which also owns/manages Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and The Forum.
Many great acts have graced the stage of the Beacon which is known for its superior acoustics, including the Grateful Dead which played numerous concerts here in 1976.
In September of 1989, the Allman Brothers Band played four shows here. They also played 10 nights in spring 1992, and played from 8 to 19 shows each spring for the next 19 years, with the exception of 2010 when the band could not play at the theatre due to an extended run of a new Cirque du Soleil show.
The 2008 IMAX film “Shine a Light” which documented a live Rolling Stones performance directed by Martin Scorsese was filmed at the Beacon Theatre.
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