Performer on stage singing during Raiders of the Lost Ark event - June 2022
Performer on stage singing during Raiders of the Lost Ark event - June 2022
Movies at United Palace Is Back

(released 4/13/2023)

Movies at United Palace returns for 2023 on April 24th. BLACK SWAN will screen and TALK BACK with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the film's director Darren Aronofsky will follow. Aronofsky directed BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER and most recently THE WHALE. This will be the first of 6 films set in NYC and selected by United Palace and good friend, patron and neighbor, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Miranda has been involved in MOVIES AT THE UNITED PALACE since 2013 when he helped the theatre's fund-raising campaign to purchase a new projector, screen, and surround sound system to return movies to the theatre after a 40-year hiatus.

BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman in an Oscar-winning role for her portrayal of a ballerina preparing for the lead role in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Her commitment to the role, and rivalry with a younger dancer, cause her to lose her tenuous grip on reality.

The Oscar-nominated film also stars Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder. The screenplay was written by Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin, and Andres Heinz, based on a story by Heinz. The movie is 1 hour, 48 minutes and will be screened on DCP.

Tickets to BLACK SWAN are free to the public via the United Palace website ( and will be available at 9am on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Monday, April 24, 2023
6:00 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Film Screening
8:50 PM: Talk back with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Darren Aronofsky
FREE ADMISSION with online ticket

The annual movie series has confirmed the following titles will be shown this year, with dates and special guests to be announced in advance of each screening.


Additional film titles will be added to the lineup for this year, with more information to be announced soon.

Movies at the United Palace is sponsored by the Miranda Family Fund with support from New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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