United Palace (Formerly Loew’s 175th Street Theatre)

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark


ARCHITECT: Thomas W. Lamb

DATE: 1929-30

STYLE: Indo-Persian

Designated December 13, 2016

Commanding an entire block in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and featuring exuberant terra-cotta ornament, United Palace exemplifies the American movie palace at its most monumental and spectacular. Constructed as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, it was the first theater in Washington Heights designed specifically for talking pictures.It was one of a select handful of venues billed by Loew’s as its “Wonder Theatres,” enormous neighborhood movie palaces opened in 1929 and 1930 that were among the most lavish ever constructed in New York City.

 

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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