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PHOTOS: Famous premieres at Ziegfeld theater in New York City

A look back at celebrities attending famous premieres at the Ziegfeld.
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    Liza Minnelli and actor Desi Arnaz, Jr. attend the "Cabaret" New York City Premiere <|Getty Images

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    Dan Aykroyd and Rosie Shuster attend the premiere of "Manhattan" on April 18, 1979

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    David Bowie with Belgian actress Monique van Vooren at the premiere of Steven Spielb|Getty Images

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    Andy Warhol attends the opening of "Times Square" on October 14, 1980

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    Carter Cooper, Anderson Cooper, Bobby Zarem and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere|Getty Images

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    Gilda Radner and actor Bill Murray attend the premiere of Manhattan on April 18, 1979|Getty Images

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    Sigourney Weaver during "Rich and Famous" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in Ne|Getty Images

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    Burt Reynolds attends the premiere of "Lucky Lady" on December 11, 1975

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    Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt during "Endless Love" New York City Premiere at Zieg|Getty Images

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    Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick during New York Premiere of "The Believers"

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    Leonardo DiCaprio attends the "Gangs of New York" New York City Premiere

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    Actor Hart Bochner and actress Jamie Lee Curtis attend the 'Rich and Famous' New York|Getty Images

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    Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez during New York Premiere of "The Believers"

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    Tom Hanks and actress Rita Wilson attend the "A League of Their Own" New York City Pr|Getty Images

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    Madonna attends the "A League of Their Own" New York City Premiere. |Getty Images

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    Muhammad Ali arrives at the New York premiere of 'Hannibal'|Getty Images

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    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving at the "Maid In Manhattan" world premiere.

For many years, the iconic Ziegfeld theater in New York City has been the place where A-list celebrities would come out in droves for major movie premieres and performances.

RELATED: Legendary Manhattan movie theater Ziegfeld to close within weeks

It wasn't uncommon to see large groups of fans and paparazzi outside the theater, trying to catch a glimpse at celebrities.

With news that the iconic theater will soon close it's doors, Metro is looking back at some of the biggest show premieres held at the world famous Ziegfeld.

 

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