Meet in the lobby at 5:45pm. Get up close and personal where you’ll explore this stunning 3,400-seat theater, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, exterior, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to go up on stage!
The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s 4th largest theatre and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. Today, the United Palace is a transformational venue that fuses culture, spirituality and entertainment.
Tours are capped at 30 people and each visitor will receive a free pin that celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s contributions to Movies at the Palace. Proceeds go toward maintaining the building and its programs.
4pm Doors, 4:30pm Santa & Karaoke Caroling, 5pm Movie.
Catch the holiday spirit with “Elf!” Join Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) on his journey to find his roots, satisfy his sweet tooth, and bring joy to the world. Arrive early for a meet and greet with Santa Claus and take center stage at the United Palace for karaoke caroling– “karoloke”–before the screening! Sing with a friend, Santa, or solo!
This karoloke is brought to you in part by our friends from Coogan’s — stop by for a drink after the show!
We encourage everyone to get warm and cozy by coming dressed in an ugly holiday sweater!
Brief Synopsis: After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: David Berenbaum
Length: 1 hr, 37 min