Thread: where's the old filmore east building?

SlideRC884 - 4/7/2007 at 06:51 AM

i'm in town for a few beacon shows and was wondering what street the filmore building is on? also, where is the building on the cover of physical graffiti?

Phila - 4/7/2007 at 07:46 AM

The old Fillmore is gone, they built an apartment building ther(2nd ave. and I believe 3rd) The Physical Graffitti building is on St. Marks Place and Ave.A.

cleaneduphippy - 4/7/2007 at 07:47 AM

This is address for the Fillmore East, but I believe the building itself may have been torn down by now

The "original" and only location of the Fillmore East was located at 105 2nd Avenue in Manhatan's East Village, near 6th st., and near St. Mark's Place

gr8phulfred - 4/7/2007 at 10:48 AM

try this site

gr8phulfred - 4/7/2007 at 11:06 AM

mtnjam67 - 4/7/2007 at 12:04 PM

it's right here, look at my sig .

JDDjd - 4/7/2007 at 01:07 PM

try this site

And that Wolfgang site has some pretty cool stuff!

SlideRC884 - 4/7/2007 at 02:49 PM

ok, thanks guys for the help

fensranger - 4/7/2007 at 03:24 PM

2nd avenue forgot cross street but right near hells angels HQ

bob1954 - 4/7/2007 at 11:27 PM

Northwest corner of 2nd and 6th Street. It's a bank now.

[Edited on 4/7/2007 by bob1954]

drobyn - 4/7/2007 at 11:44 PM

They left no marker? Not something in the sidewalk or anything? Guess I shouldn't be surprised but I am. With all the streets in NYC being renamed, it would be nice if Bill was given that honor

bob1954 - 4/7/2007 at 11:47 PM

They left no marker? Not something in the sidewalk or anything? Guess I shouldn't be surprised but I am. With all the streets in NYC being renamed, it would be nice if Bill was given that honor

There's a lamp post there that has a mosiac tile design that says "Bill Graham Way" and has the logos of many bands that played there including the ABB. Probably a picture of it somewhere in the media gallery.

drobyn - 4/8/2007 at 12:06 AM

Thank you, I just saw it above with the Stealie over Bills name as I was scrolling down. I have a buddy who named his band Back To The Fillmore. He collects items from the Fillmore and that era. After going through my old closet a few months ago, I found an old poster from The Electric Circus. Love coming across these items

DarylM - 4/8/2007 at 02:08 AM

There is a plaque about knee-high on East 6th that
mentions the Village Theatre, Fillmore East, etc. When
I was there recently I noticed that the words have
started to erode slightly.

TRMGDEAD - 4/8/2007 at 04:30 AM

The apartments that were used for the Zeppelin album cover are at 96-98 St. Mark's Place as I was just there last week. I would suggest going to McSorley's Old Ale House beforehand at 15 East 7th Street right off of 3rd Avenue and then heading over to the apartments which were also used in the "Waiting on a Friend" video for the Rolling Stones

jkay - 4/9/2007 at 05:12 PM 8148c61fa7541cae

Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise
March 29, 2007 - Touring

By Ray Waddell, Nashville

Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver.

In New York that concept will debut on April 11 with Lily Allen at the newly-renovated Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.

Live Nation will roll out a Fillmore live music brand to complement its 11 House of Blues clubs across the country. Bruce Eskowitz, Live Nation's CEO of North American Music, says the Fillmore concept is at its heart an outgrowth of LN's House Of Blues club chain acquisition last year.

"We felt the House Of Blues was one of the greatest brands in all of live music," Eskowitz says. "Then we looked around and saw we had two Fillmores, one in San Francisco and one in Denver, which are both incredible. So how do we capture that, how do we take and recreate what we've done in San Francisco and Denver and make it available in other key markets?"

In New York, Live Nation renovated Irving Plaza to create the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. In Philadelphia, the TLA is getting the makeover, and in Detroit the State Theatre will become a Fillmore venue.

The Fillmore concept dates back to the late promoter Bill Graham's legendary
San Francisco venue that helped launch such careers as the Grateful Dead,
Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Janis Joplin.

Eskowitz says the new Fllmores will hark back to that time, with signature "dark, sophisticated" red paint, the Fillmore's distinctive chandeliers, and vintage Fillmore and Fillmore East posters throughout.

Other improvements to Irving Plaza include upgraded artist dressing rooms, a renovated VIP section with dramatically improved sightlines, and the addition of plasma screens throughout the club. "And the best is the apples at the door, just like the [original] Fillmore always had," says Eskowitz.

In addition to Allen, the opening evening at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza will feature DJ Aaron LaCrate and the Los Angeles-based duo the Bird and the Bee. The Philadelphia Fillmore debut is on April 27 with Todd Rundgren headlining. Details of Detroit are still being determined.

Eskowitz declined to reveal the price tag of the initial Fillmore rollout, only that it's a "significant" amount of money. "They're incredible clubs anyway," he says. "We believe this brings what's great about the Fillmore to these markets. Our goal as a company is to roll out Fillmores and House Of Blues [clubs] in major markets."

The range of capacities for the Fillmores and the HOB clubs is similar, a fact obviously not lost on Eskowitz. "Our idea is when they're in the same markets they would have different capacities so they would never compete in terms of capacity," he says. "We have that flexibility to have the size of the venue meet the needs of the market."

Eskowitz says LN will be "very aggressive" in the small and mid-sized venues with the House Of Blues and Fillmore brands. "A lot of times people don't realize that we produce thousands and thousands of club shows a year," he says. "We do this all day, so I think you can look at us converting other buildings we have in North America to House of Blues or Fillmores, as well as continue to expand."

Snuckley - 4/9/2007 at 06:47 PM

Is HOB's new Philly venue the renovated TLA ?? HOB is 2 years late opening a Phila PA venue they promised before Clearchannel bought HOB.. Since clearchannel/livenation owns the Tower theatre and electric factory , maybe they won't build a new 3000 seater.

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