Muppets Take Manhattan big screen screening
posted January 6, 2014 6:36 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 12 at 3:00 PM, United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey The Muppets Take Manhattan is screening in Manhattan! Who wants to go see? Intro by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a guest appearance by actor Lonnie Price. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children.
I've never been to any events at the United Palace Theatre, but, it looks like it's a 3,400-seat restored old movie house, so, presumably tickets will not sell out. I will probably go no matter what, but, would people like to make an afternoon of it, and then have an early dinner somewhere in Washington Heights afterwards? I don't know the neighborhood, so, I'm open to any suggestions.
posted by oh yeah! to Exhibition (17 comments total)

Wish I could, but I'll be in class. Take pictures of the theater!
posted by Eideteker at 4:13 AM on January 7, 2014

You know the way to my heart! Muppets and an old theatre?! So, so excited.
posted by wintrymix at 7:09 AM on January 7, 2014

United Palace Theater is really cool! (Except for the part where hipsters spill beer on your bag during a concert but pretty sure that won't happen to you guys.) Wish I could make it but I'll be out of town.
posted by mlle valentine at 8:20 AM on January 7, 2014

I'm going.

It's supposed to be a better preserved version of the Movie Palace in Jersey City.
posted by overhauser at 11:37 AM on January 8, 2014

I think the most hardcore approach would be Sunday worship (it is also a Protestant church) followed by movie followed by dinner. I am not that hardcore. It is a breathtaking venue, though.

If you are going to dinner, all of the Dominican restaurants in the immediate vicinity (visible from the door) are good and reliable, but nothing special IMHO. I would say that Floridita is the best among them (a block or two north). (Not a Cuban restaurant, as listed.)

If you want American food, I would go for 181 Cabrini at 181st and Cabrini. It is not a culinary destination, but it is much better than its neighbor restaurants, and you get a respectable amount of food. Coogan's is a little closer, but not that good.

posted by skbw at 2:18 PM on January 8, 2014

Closer than 181 Cabrini and just as good is Santa Clara Mexican restaurant, 1334 St. Nick between 176th and 177th. It is not extremely cheap, though, but you get a lot of food.
posted by skbw at 2:27 PM on January 8, 2014

I had a dream nightmare that tickets had sold out before I got one.
posted by wintrymix at 6:16 PM on January 8, 2014

Also, I forgot to say that I would be down for dinner if there are good suggestions (which it looks like there are).
posted by wintrymix at 6:23 PM on January 8, 2014

I'd go for food. After or before? If after, since we're all heading south anyway, we could really pick anywhere. I suggest a place with good cocktails.
posted by overhauser at 11:08 AM on January 9, 2014

Well, neither to over- nor undersell 181, since I am not going, merely as a Washington Heights datapoint, I would say it competes with any yuppie restaurant in upper Manhattan. IOW, it would suck to go south to Toast on 125th (which I also like) for a lesser meal at a higher price. I recommend the empanadas, brussels sprouts, various sandwiches. Though I cannot speak to the cocktails, there is a decent beer selection.
posted by skbw at 11:45 AM on January 9, 2014

I've wanted to go inside there for ages but never had the nerve to attend church. I'm horrendously flakey about actually getting to IRLs these days due to where I live. Maybe this will lure me southward.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:00 PM on January 9, 2014

skbw, thanks for the restaurant suggestions, 181 Cabrini looks good to me. Overhauser, since theater seating is first-come/first-served, we should go for food/drink after the movie, not before.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:18 PM on January 9, 2014

Heading in to the city now - hoping to find pizza or something near the theater pre-Muppets to tide me over til dinner.
posted by oh yeah! at 10:23 AM on January 12, 2014

On line in front of the theater, waiting for the doors to open - are people still planning on coming?
posted by oh yeah! at 12:02 PM on January 12, 2014

Yep, in line. Bumped into overhauser and the lost him.
posted by wintrymix at 12:05 PM on January 12, 2014

We are at Coogan's on 69th & Broadway now.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:49 PM on January 12, 2014

OH DAMMIT!!! Wish I had seen this!! I bet it was so awesome, I'm ultra jealous.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:48 PM on January 12, 2014

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