Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Opulent United Palace

Untapped New York Insiders in the stunning lobby of United PalaceUntapped New York Insiders on stage at United PalaceThe stunning lobby of the United Palace movie theaterThe giant screen in the auditorium of the United Palace movie theater

New York City was home to many opulent movie palaces during the first golden age of cinema in the first half of the 20th-century, but sadly many grand movie theaters have been lost. This year, one of the theaters that has managed to stand the test of time, the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre in Washington Heights, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Originally built in 1930 as one of the five Loew’s Wonder theaters, the theater showed first run movies and vaudeville shows. Today, the 3,400-seat theater now serves as a venue for all kinds of entertainment and community events in a space that is almost identical to when it first open, thanks to careful restoration projects. Untapped New York Insiders are invited to celebrate the theater's special anniversary with a behind-the-scenes tour!


If you’re already an Insider, you will be able to register for this tour on this page if you are logged in to your account when registration opens on 1/27 at 12 PM EST.

If you’re not an Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 1/27 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Photos courtesy United Palace.

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  • Capacity: 25 Guests. Spots allocated on a first come first serve basis
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • Registration opens at 12PM EST on Monday, January 27th, 2020
  • Discover the history of the United Palace Theater
  • Learn about the theater’s restoration and transformation into cultural venue
  • See up close the sumptuous details in the lobby and the auditorium, with a look backstage as well