United Palace Theatre

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United Palace Theatre
Photograph: Courtesy United Palace of Cultural Arts
United Palace of Cultural Arts
Originally a vaudeville and movie palace called the Loew's 175th Street Theatre, this rococo venue was purchased and restored in 1969 by Reverend Ike and his United Church Science of Living Institute. More recently, local megapromoters have booked top acts here, from Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers Band to Sonic Youth, Björk and Vampire Weekend.
Venue name: United Palace Theatre
Address: 4140 Broadway
New York

Cross street: at 175th St
Transport: Subway: A to 175th St
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I went here tonight as part of an Open House NY event and was amazed at the upkeep of this gorgeous theater! It is one of the five Loew's Wonder Theatres (Kings Theater in Brooklyn is another -- and even more stunning tbh!) and was built in 1930. It started as a movie theater as well as for vaudevilles and has since transformed into a church. Almost everything looks as it did when it opened and they even mentioned that they will soon start a 7-year project to restore the oldest organ in NYC in its original theater. If you have a chance stop inside and enjoy the intricate, opulent details everywhere you look!