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Movies that Reawaken Wonder: ‘The Sound of Music’ with Sing-a-long–“Hamilton’s” Jasmine Cephas Jones & Coogan’s Restaurant’s Peter Walsh to sing pre-show!

Before the screening UPCA is honored to be joined by Jasmine Cephas Jones for the pre-show mini-concert. Jones, who originated the roles of Margarita “Peggy” Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Maria Reynolds in “Hamilton,” will sing favorites from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, accompanied by Musical Director (and “American Idol” finalist) Anwar Robinson.  3:30pm Mom & Daughter On Stage Exclusive, 4pm doors, 4:30pm sing-a-long with Broadway Stars, 5pm movie.  Adults: $10 online/$15 at the door.  Children under 12/Seniors: $5 online/$10 at the door.  Mom & Daughter On Stage Exclusive: $50 per couple. Enjoy 2 glasses of champagne or lemonade on stage with a piano cabaret, two reserved VIP seats to the movie & free popcorn.  Purchase tickets here.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Robert Wise. Written by Ernest Lehman. 2 hours 54 minutes. 1965. In English.

The year-long series “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, by screening some of the greatest movies in history.
The next title focuses on “The Wonder of Childhood” with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on March 5 (details and tickets on sale here).

The rest of the season includes classic cinema often playfully paired with a holiday – how about “Coming to America” just before the Fourth of July?

And we’ll follow up last year’s spectacular screening of “Mary Poppins” and going away party for Lin-Manuel Miranda with another star-studded surprise gala screening in November.

Hope to see you back at the Palace soon, and again, and again, and again.–Mike Fitelson, UPCA Executive Director

The Church of the Intercession & Nā Lehua Melemele Present May Day is Lei Day in NYC

ALL WELCOME! BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS!  PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FREE ACTIVITIES:   Lei making; Hula & music sessions; Keiki (kids) activities and moreAs a finale of this aloha-filled day we are featuring the NY Premier of the award winning documentary film Sons of Hālawa
Film Screening:  DOORS OPEN: 6:00 PM
$20 admission includes:
*Sons of Hālawa screening (56 minutes)
*Q&A with NY’s very own Jason Poole, featured in the film
*Hawaiian music concert & hula show, featuring Jason Poole, Nā Lehua Melemele, and special guests
Movie Trailer: https://vimeo.com/140988435

For tickets in advance:


Screening of “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock” at Bread & Yoga

We are excited and proud to host a screening of “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock” in honor of Earth Day. This documentary, by Josh Fox, the award-winning director of Gasland, James Spione and Myron Dewey, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on the same night. Join your neighbors for a film that captures the story of the Native-led fight for clean water that has changed people’s perspectives on how to advocate for our environment and the future of our planet. This event is by donation. Doors at 8 p.m., showing at 8:30.