by Michael Hsu, 03/17/2014 [Updated 09/09/2015]
Photo: Dominick Totino
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14 United Nations Ave. South, 718-760-0064
The Queens Theatre presents theatrical works, music, dance and other performing arts events. Housed in a 360-degree panoramic movie theater designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair, the space has since been completely revamped and now features a large main stage, a more intimate studio theater and a small cabaret and bar. The institution is the borough's only performing arts organization that develops new plays (including Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which went on to a Broadway run). Each summer, the Queens Theatre hosts an annual Latino Cultural Festival—the country's largest. Before the curtain rises, be sure to check out the theater's curved glass pavilion for amazing views of the former fair site.