United Palace

4140 Broadway,
New York, NY 10033

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on December 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

This NYT Sunday Magazine article about Reverend Ike suggests that his greatest accomplishment was the salvation of Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, which is “awe-inspriing even when empty.” Hallelujah!
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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on November 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm

This ticketbroker is using an incorrect photo for the United Palace. The theatre shown is actually the United Artists in downtown Los Angeles, quite a distance from NYC’s Upper West Side: View link

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

here’s a followup NY Times article on the passing of Reverand Ike and the effect on the church:
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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Yesterday, I emailed the NY Times article to homepage for news, after seeing William’s comment.

jflundy
jflundy on July 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

As William has reported, the Reverend Ike has passed on. The Reverend deserves a lot of credit for the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre surviving in the form we see today.

A link to his obit in the New York Times is provided by Warren.
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William
William on July 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Reverend Ike died on Tuesday July 28th. 2009 in Los Angeles at age 74.

wurl240
wurl240 on June 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I’ve been told the old Robert Morton organ console burned in the theatre a few year back. It was gold gilt and jeweled console when I heard organist Lee Erwin in concert in 1971. Any plans to restore
the console…? And, I think this Morton sounds better than many
others. If it’s not working, what’s it take to get the organ
playing…?

Bway
Bway on May 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Haha, not to reopen the controversy on “what” the title of this theater is, and the NY Times may not have had “the” as part of the name, but it did have “Theater” as part of the name…..“United Palace Theater”. :)

Bway
Bway on May 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

For some reason, I couldn’t read that link without logging into the NY Times site, but found another link on google which I didn’t have to sign in for:

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

A review and photos of a recent “salsa” concert at the United Palace can be found here. Please note that the NYT does not recognize “The” as part of the name: View link

Bway
Bway on April 23, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Thanks so much Joshua for sharing the link with us.

JoshuaCohen
JoshuaCohen on April 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

A story I did on the United Palace for WNET, New York’s flagship public television station went up on the web today. The piece has some great shots of the interior and gives a good sense of how the building is being used today:

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Bway
Bway on April 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm

It’s just wonderful that this theater is so well preserved.

JoshuaCohen
JoshuaCohen on March 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I’m researching a potential story on The United Palace Theater for Channel 13, NYC’s flagship public television station.

I would love to hear from people with a personal connection to the theater, anyone who used to visit the theater as a kid to watch movies, or attended church services during Rev Ike’s heyday. Or even anyone who used to perform there. Please contact me at

Thanks

Bway
Bway on February 13, 2009 at 1:04 am

I was just looking at the link from Life magazine that Warren posted Jan 28th, and then the Ticketmaster seating chart and apprently in the older photo of church service, the 175th St theater didn’t have a center aisle, but it appears that in the current photos (in the United Palace link I linked above Feb 9th) and in the Ticketmaster chart as now having a center aisle. I would assume it would make sense to have a center aisle as a church, so that’s probably why they made it.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on February 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Warren, I agree with you. I will try and verify the name and get back to you.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Perhaps someone should contact the management about verifying “The” as part of the name, instead of accepting the website as accurate. Many websites are notorious for errors.

Bway
Bway on February 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Haha, this has got to be the most “what is the name of this place” theater on the site.
But in any even, whatever the name of this theater is, I think we can all agree that the places is still a spectacular theater, and the church has done a great job keeping this “cinema treasure” with us, and the extra bonus is that it’s even once again occasionally being used as a theater….. I don’t think we could ask for too much more.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on February 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Hi Warren — I certainly did not intend to reopen this debate. As previously discussed, please note their URL (http://www.theunitedpalace.com/home.htm) and the name throughout their website: “The United Palace.” I agree with you that it seems strange, but we use the names that theaters/venues provide.

Ross

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

And I don’t think that “The” is actually part of the name. In conversation, one might say “I’m going to the United Palace” rather than “I’m going to United Palace,” but whenever I see the theatre reported in the press, it’s either United Palace or United Palace Theatre, without “The” preceding it. The spelling of “theatre/theater” is sometimes changed to conform with the publication’s style book.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on February 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

There was a long debate about this some months ago. We used the name the theater/church goes by — not the one Ticketmaster has.

Bway
Bway on February 9, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Actually, I just noticed that….it doesn’t say Theater(re) at all!

Bway
Bway on February 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

….actually, United Palace Theatre, not Theater…. :)

Bway
Bway on February 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Ticketmaster has a seating chart available for The United Palace Theater:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/seatingchart/356/18664

Bway
Bway on February 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm

They have had some really big names perform at the United Palace, and while most are not my thing, a few remotely have. Again, if anyone even remotely…..