Opened in 1929, St. George Theatre serves as an elegant venue in Staten Island for musical, comedy and theatrical events. Its Baroque-designed building was largely restored and repaired in 2004. The restored interiors are reminiscent of lavish 17th-century theaters and exhibit the best of Italian and Spanish Baroque styles. Magnificent chandeliers, gilded decor, velvet seats, and a large cantilevered balcony are its prominent features. This theater hosts a variety of cultural and educational events, including off-Broadway shows, rock concerts, children's plays, and film festivals. The yearly calendar features diverse acts such as Christmas plays, extravaganzas, women-oriented dramas, motivational talks, and comedy shows. The strategic seating arrangement of the theater ensures an unobstructed view of its august stage from every seat, while its climate control and sound systems are some of the best in the state. St. George Theatre's spellbinding interiors are a favorite for film shoots and architectural tours.