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'Movies That Reawaken Wonder': The Wonder of Holiday Magic | “It's a Wonderful Life”

12/17/17

United Palace Theatre

4140 Broadway Map

212-568-6700

Adults: $10 online/$15 at the door


17-12-2017 12:00:00 17-12-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York 'Movies That Reawaken Wonder': The Wonder of Holiday Magic | “It's a Wonderful Life” United Palace, the former Loew's 175th Street Theatre which opened in 1930, kicks off a year-long classic movie series celebrating the building's past as a "Wonder Theatre" and its state-of-the-art cinematic return with a DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and new audio equipment. "Movies That Reawaken Wonder" was curated by the nonprofit United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) to celebrate the magic of movies and movie-going. It explores why we fall in love with films, such as how "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" evokes "the wonder of childhood" and "Night of the Living Dead" conjures "the wonder of horror." Some titles are thematically matched to the month, such as "The Sound of Music" before Mother's Day and "Coming to America" before July Fourth. To honor the theatre's vaudeville past, live entertainment is packaged with the screenings. For example, a live organ accompanies Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" and Donna Reed's daughter Mary Owen introduces the holiday favorite "It's a Wonderful Life." Additional pre-show entertainment will be announced as each movie nears. As part of an ongoing campaign to complete the theatre's cinematic sound upgrade, the November selection will be UPCA's gala fundraiser featuring a celebrity introduction, which organizers plan to announce this spring. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=217901 United Palace Theatre United Palace Theatre

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United Palace, the former Loew's 175th Street Theatre which opened in 1930, kicks off a year-long classic movie series celebrating the building's past as a "Wonder Theatre" and its state-of-the-art cinematic return with a DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and new audio equipment. "Movies That Reawaken Wonder" was curated by the nonprofit United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) to celebrate the magic of movies and movie-going. It explores why we fall in love with films, such as how "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" evokes "the wonder of childhood" and "Night of the Living Dead" conjures "the wonder of horror." Some titles are thematically matched to the month, such as "The Sound of Music" before Mother's Day and "Coming to America" before July Fourth. To honor the theatre's vaudeville past, live entertainment is packaged with the screenings. For example, a live organ accompanies Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" and Donna Reed's daughter Mary Owen introduces the holiday favorite "It's a Wonderful Life." Additional pre-show entertainment will be announced as each movie nears. As part of an ongoing campaign to complete the theatre's cinematic sound upgrade, the November selection will be UPCA's gala fundraiser featuring a celebrity introduction, which organizers plan to announce this spring.

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