The United Palace in Washington Heights has functioned as a movie theater, a church and a live performance venue since it opened in 1930. In an effort to preserve its historical features, the United Palace of Cultural Arts has joined forces with the New York Theatre Organ Society to restore the venue’s original Wonder Morton Organ—damaged by water and fire—through this fundraising effort. At the event, there will be a presentation on the organ’s distinctive properties, followed by a screening of the classic Buster Keaton silent film Steamboat Bill Jr. with live accompaniment on the Society’s travelling organ played by organist and composer Bernie Anderson. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit unitedpalace.org.
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