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Ziegfeld Theater, which opened in 1969, will close Thursday

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:58 PM

It’s curtains for the Ziegfeld Theater.

The iconic movie theater’s final screening will be at 10 p.m. Thursday, according to its website.

Fans can still book a ticket to “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” on 3D ahead of its Thursday airing.

But after that, the site only says “Online ticket purchase is no longer available.”

An employee named Gabby said on Thursday that management hadn’t said much about the imminent shutdown.

The Ziegfeld Theater on W. 54th St. will close after it's final show Thursday. The theater is expected to reopen in the fall of 2017 as the Ziegfeld Ballroom.Zalcman Daniella

The Ziegfeld Theater on W. 54th St. will close after it’s final show Thursday. The theater is expected to reopen in the fall of 2017 as the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

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“We don’t know much about what’s going on,” she said.

The massive Art Deco movie theater, which opened in 1969, is expected to reopen in the fall of 2017 as the Ziegfeld Ballroom — a high-end event space for corporate events.

The 1,131-seat theater is estimated to have been losing up to $ 1 million a year.

Cablevision, the leaseholder of the famed movie house, didn’t return calls for comment Thursday.

A spokesman for Fisher Brothers, the landlord for the theater, also declined to comment.

The movie palace was home to hundreds of red carpet premieres.

On Feb. 13, 1972, crowds gathered outside for the opening of the musical drama “Cabaret,” starring Liza Minnelli.

The Ziegfeld Theater opened in 1969.Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News

The Ziegfeld Theater opened in 1969.

Sixteen years later, “You’ve Got Mail” stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks waved to the crowds around the Ziegfeld for their premiere.

Leonardo DiCaprio posed for the cameras during the “Gangs of New York” world premiere on Dec. 9, 2002.

Jennifer Lawrence smiled for the cameras inside the Ziegfeld as recently as this past Dec., at the premiere of “Joy.”

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