‘Grand Central’s’ Grand Old Screening Room Returned to Its Former Glory

Photo Gentlemen, we came here, with friends. And we brought back banjos. Once more, you can now enjoy a singalong at Grand Central Terminal — and in other city landmarks that have long served…

‘Grand Central’s’ Grand Old Screening Room Returned to Its Former Glory

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Gentlemen, we came here, with friends. And we brought back banjos.

Once more, you can now enjoy a singalong at Grand Central Terminal — and in other city landmarks that have long served as prime attractions for tourists and nostalgic commuters alike.

The Grand Central Screening Room is returning to its 1947 name: “The Platform.” The Times Square Screening Room is being renamed “The Shadow Room.” The Midtown Brooklyn Screening Room is being called “The Postbox.” And the City Island Stage, an actual stage at the former St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Brooklyn, is also hosting regular singalongs.

With the stream of visitors to Grand Central Terminal decreasing as each year passes, the Screening Room was singled out for its heritage and importance to city lore.

“There is nothing more wonderful than the partnership that took place between Grand Central Terminal and the 1927 Grand Central Terminal Picture Show,” said MTA chairman Joe Lhota. “It was an epic film that combined sweeping musical scenes with an inspiring combination of tragic events, facts and figures from U.S. history, and was the setting for so many soulful and memorable musical performances in Grand Central’s signature halls.”

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During its first season in 2017, the Rally Boogie Jam series at The Shadow Room featured guests such as Eric Church, Tori Kelly, and Sublime, among others.

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