10. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Long-Time Benefactor of the United Palace

If you’ve been to the United Palace recently, and noticed that the sound was crystal clear, you have lyricist, playwright, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (of In the Heights and Hamilton fame) to thank. He’s a long-time benefactor who donated $100,000 to help pay for a world-class projector that’s suited for the grand setting of the theater. His donation spark an annual gala that helped raise funds for a state-of-the-art sound system.

In addition to his generous contribution, Miranda also helped to launch the theater’s fundraising campaign, Reawaken Wonder at Timeless Movie Palace, to bring movies back into the venue. Before the upgrade, the theater’s old equipment only played BluRay disks.

Next, take an Inside Video Look at the 5 NYC Loews Wonder Theatres and read about Abandoned Theaters in NYC and NJ.