A Glorius Past and A Dazzling Present
The United Palace Theatre was originally designed as a Loew’s Wonder Theater, the last to be built in New York in 1929. Designed by architect Thomas Lamb it is embellished with stylized motifs from around the world. Indo-Chinese, Cambodian, Aztec and Mayan design elements combine with art deco elegance - the interior lives up to the name palace.
Located on 175th Street and Broadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The building was restored in 1969 when the Revered Ike bought the building for use as his church. Today the theatre still functions as a church and as a performance space seating over 3,300. If the interior looks familiar that’s because many films have shot on location here.