Caffe Cino

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Caffe Cino, a coffee house at 31 Cornelia Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, was at the center of the burgeoning Off Off-Broadway movement.

Founded by Joe Cino in 1958, the Cino staged hundreds of plays, poetry readings, and musical revues. It closed in 1968, a year after the death of Joe Cino.

From the description of Caffe Cino posters, 1958-1968. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 765366290

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Heide, Robert, 1939-. Theatrical papers, 1964-1986. Rutgers University
creatorOf Patrick, Robert, 1937-. Robert Patrick papers, ca. 1940-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Gossage photographs, 1965-1975 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Caffe Cino. Caffe Cino posters, 1958-1968. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert Patrick papers, circa 1940-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Dominic, Magie, 1944-. Magie Dominic collection of Caffe Cino materials, 1958-2011. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gossage, James D. James Gossage photographs, 1965-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Agenoux, Soren, 1936- person
associatedWith Burgess, Ken. person
associatedWith Bush, Josef, 1933- person
associatedWith Caruana, Jerry. person
associatedWith Cino, Joe, 1931-1967. person
associatedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
associatedWith Dominic, Magie, 1944- person
associatedWith Eyen, Tom. person
associatedWith Gossage, James D person
associatedWith Gossage, James D. person
associatedWith Hartman, Peter. person
associatedWith Heide, Robert, 1939- person
associatedWith Howard, James. person
associatedWith Koutoukas, H. M. 1937-2010. person
associatedWith Kraus, Ruth. person
associatedWith LaBar, Tom. person
associatedWith Patrick, Robert, 1937- person
associatedWith Perkinson, Jim. person
associatedWith Starkweather, David, playwright. person
associatedWith Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Wilson, Lanford, 1937- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Gay theater
Off Off--Broadway theater
Theatrical posters

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Active 1958

Active 1968



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