“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Color Purple on Monday, April 13th, only at the United Palace. Relive Steven Spielberg’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece on a 50-foot screen in Manhattan’s Wonder Theatre and witness the film that launched the phenomenon. This is one day at the cinema not to be missed!
Brief Synopsis: A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Menno Meyjes (screenplay), Alice Walker (novel)
Length: 2hr 34min
Original Release: December 18, 1985
"Movies at the Palace: Our Favorites From Warner Bros." take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre, which opened in 1930 as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house, now celebrating its 90th anniversary. Purchased by the United Palace of Spiritual Arts in 1969, today we are “the Home of Spiritual Artistry,” and we honor our past by reinventing the movie-going experience, pairing screenings with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s.
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