4pm Doors | 4:30pm Pre-show | 5pm Movie
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we're screening the romantic comedy and beloved musical, My Fair Lady (1964). Watch it on a 50-foot screen before the revival opens on Broadway in April!
The pre-show will be an introduction by Richard Ridge, BroadwayWorld’s lead correspondent and on-camera host, and will feature song stylist Mark William, performing musical selections from the beloved Lerner and Loewe score accompanied by United Palace artistic music director Anwar Robinson.
Synopsis: In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett).
DOR - December 25, 1964
Stars - Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway
Director - George Cukor
Screenwriter - Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw
Length - 2 hours, 50 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.
Seniors (65 years and older) and children (12 years and younger): $5 online/ $10 at the door