9. Go Behind-the-Scenes of the United Palace Theater

Photograph by Emmanuel Abreu Courtesy of United Palace

Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the United Palace theater in Washington Heights to peek behind the curtain of one of New York City’s oldest and most spectacular movie theaters. Originally known as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the United Palace has long served as a cultural hotspot for residents of the north Manhattan community. Designed by architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) and styled by Harold Rambausch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), the landmarked theater looks almost identical to its original form thanks to various restoration projects throughout the years.

Today, the United Palace is a transformational venue that fuses culture, spirituality and entertainment. You can attend this free tour if you are an Untapped Cities Insider. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain free access to behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!

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