The Apollo

Internationally renowned for having influenced American and pop culture more than any other entertainment venue, the Apollo Theater created opportunities for new talent to be seen and has served as a launchpad for myriad artists including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and more. Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark. Read More

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Breaking Down the Legacy of The Apollo

Artist and activist Common and host Bevy Smith discuss how the Apollo shaped the lives of so many great artists and how it’s still evolving today.

The Apollo Tribeca Film Fest 2019
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The Apollo Premiere Celebrated 85 Years of Black Entertainment

Smokey Robinson, Leslie Uggams and more walked the red carpet in praise of Roger Ross Williams’ film about the beloved Harlem theater.


“The story of the Apollo is the story of the evolution of black American identity and how it grew to become the defining cultural movement of our time.”

— Roger Ross Williams


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