The Murray Hill Theatre- Jax, framed print
“The Murray Hill Theatre- Jax"
20 x 16 framed print
Murray Hill Theatre first opened in 1949 with Mayor W. Haydon Burns making an appearance for the opening gala. The first movie featured at the theatre was Red River. In 1994 the theatre became an industrial goth club called The Dungeon. In 1995 Tony Nasrallah purchased the theatre and transformed it into a Christian nightclub as a safe alternative to the bar and nightclub scene today. The Murray Hill neighborhood in 1995 was also in decline with crime rates rising and low property values on the rise. Nashrallah's vision of transforming the Murray Hill Theatre into a Christian nightclub was not only for the youth but also as the start of revitalization of the Murray Hill neighborhood.