UPCA celebrates the United Palace’s new surround sound system by screening one of cinema’s greatest achievements in sound. Pre-show entertainment will include a demonstration of the Palace’s new surround sound system and a short presentation about the history of sound in movies.
“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector.
Patricia McManus, Irish dancer extraordinaire, leads participants through the world of Irish Dancing. Participants learn new steps, listen to Irish music, and discover the joy of this classic style. Best for ages 4 years old and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Jiggy Tots® is an Irish pre-dance and movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult. Each uniquely themed class works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness, and movement creativity through dance and educational games, utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language!) Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures.
Presented by Urban Stages