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Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation , it is the headquarters for the Rockettes , the precision dance company. Radio City Music Hall was built on a plot of land that was originally intended for a Metropolitan Opera House, although plans for the opera house were canceled in It opened on December 27, , as part of the construction of Rockefeller Center. It was largely successful until the s, when declining patronage nearly drove the Music Hall to bankruptcy.
Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since its opening, more than million people have gone to Radio City to enjoy movies, stage shows, concerts and special events. Rockefeller , Jr. The result was an Art Deco masterpiece of elegance and grace constructed out of a diverse variety of materials, including aluminum, gold foil, marble, permatex, glass, and cork. Its sophisticated system of hydraulic-powered elevators allowed spectacular effects in staging, and many of its original mechanisms are still in use today. In its first four decades, Radio City Music Hall alternated as a first-run movie theater and a site for gala stage shows. More than films have premiered at Radio City Music Hall since In the late s, the theater changed its format and began staging concerts by popular music artists.