We’re ending the year with some holiday magic by hosting a Holiday Open House and screening of It’s a Wonderful Life with Mary Owen, Donna Reed’s daughter.
12pm: Interfaith service with the United Palace House of Inspiration (UPHI) (free)
- Attend service where you’ll receive a bulletin that will give you one (1) free ticket to It’s a Wonderful Life
1:30pm: Holiday Activities (free)
- Performance by Mariachi Infante
- Kid’s crafts
- Photo with Santa
- Tour of the United Palace - starts promptly at 1:30pm; meet in the foyer
2:45pm: Pre-show entertainment before the movie, including caroling with students from Statement Arts, a performance combining students from Dance Project of Washington Heights and WHIN Music Project, and an intro by Mary Owen, Donna Reed’s daughter (ticketed; a movie ticket includes admission to pre-show)
3:30pm: It’s a Wonderful Life screening (ticketed)
Be sure to attend service at noon for a free movie ticket! Bring your UPHI bulletin from service that day to see It’s A Wonderful Life for free.
Synopsis After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. 1946 Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. Directed by Frank Capra. 2 hours, 10 minutes.
"Movies at the Palace" take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre that 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. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. Learn more here.
1:30pm Holiday Activities
2:45 pm Pre-show
Adults: $10 online/ $15 at the door
Seniors (65 years and older): $5 online/ $10 at the door