On June 9, the Tribeca Festival rolls out the red carpet at the United Palace for the world premiere of “In the Heights,” the movie version of the hit Broadway show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The movie lovingly embraces uptown native Miranda’s musical about Washington Heights, was shot in Northern Manhattan in 2019, and now comes home to celebrate life north of 155th Street. The director is Jon M. Chu who also helmed the hit “Crazy Rich Asians” in 2018.
While it was originally scheduled to open in June 2020 the release was postponed for a year due to the pandemic, which allows it to headline the 20th anniversary of the Tribeca Festival (formerly the Tribeca Film Festival).
All ticketing for the event is being done by Tribeca Festival – the United Palace is not handling any ticketing. Tribeca will sell individual tickets, with more details to come. All festival access info and updates can be found at tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets
Tribeca Festival is working in concert with Warner Bros. Pictures and the New York State Department of Health on all guidelines to determine theatre capacity and size of the audience. For the first time ever, the festival’s opening night will be screened simultaneously across all five boroughs in multiple open-air venues.
On June 11 “In the Heights” will be released in theatres and on HBO Max, where it will be available to stream for 31 days.