PAST EVENT - "West Side Story" with Rita Moreno
Sunday, February 23, 2014
4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie
$10 online/$15 at the box office (opens at 2pm); $5 for children under 12
The second installment of "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda" features the classic retelling of "Romeo and Juliet' from 1961. 152 min. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Master of Ceremonies Lin-Manuel will introduce the movie with a stage show featuring a Q&A with stage and screen legend Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the movie.
As always, guests in tuxedo or gown are welcome to a free bag of popcorn at the concession stand.
Rita Moreno will help introduce "West Side Story" on February 23.
As described by Imdb: "'West Side Story' is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, 'Romeo and Juliet.' The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.
Don't forget to make arrangements for dinner before or after the show!
The United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway at W. 175th Street
It is 1-block from the 175th Street A-train station.
Parking garages on Broadway b/w 176th & 177th Streets.
The theatre at the United Palace is wheelchair accessible.