After a nearly two-year absence, free movies are back at the dazzling United Palace theater in Washington Heights.
"Movies at the United Palace," featuring six film screenings chosen by fans and hosted by actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, is playing at the landmarked venue over the course of the year.
The series kicked off in March with "All About Eve," followed by "The Greatest Showman" in April.
Up next is "Do the Right Thing" on Sunday, May 15. Free tickets can be reserved starting Monday, May 9 at 9am.
The three remaining movies include "Black Panther," "Coco," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," with screenings scheduled for June 26, September 18, and October 16.
Guests are encouraged to come early since each screening kicks off with a live pre-show conversation between Miranda and a famous guest or two.
Actors Bebe Neuwirth, Laura Benanti and Hugh Jackman joined Miranda at previous shows. Spike Lee, director and screenwriter of "Do the Right Thing," is appearing next.
The free films, sponsored in part by the Miranda Family Fund, also provide a unique opportunity to see the theater's spectacularly decorated interior up-close.
Built in 1930, the United Palace was one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres" and includes a 3,000-plus-seat auditorium.