“Great principles don’t get lost once they come to light—they’re right here, you just have to see them again.” In 1939, Mr. Smith went to Washington and opened people’s eyes to the corruption behind the closed doors of U.S. politics. On July 14, Mr. Smith goes to Washington Heights to celebrate the film’s 80th anniversary! Experience Frank Capra’s classic film on a 50-foot screen, and bring great principles to light once again. Arrive early for a pre-show discussion with Congressman Adriano Espaillat!
Photos from past movie screenings
Brief Synopsis: A naïve man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.
Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains
Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster
Length: 2 hrs, 9 mins
Release Date: October 19, 1939
"Movies at the Palace" take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre, which first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. Movies at the Palace is supported by The Miranda Family Fund. See the entire schedule HERE.