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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

April 29, 2018
Doors Open 4pm, Pre-show Panel Discussion 4:30pm, Film Begins 5:15pm
The United Palace Theater

An instant cinematic hit, On the Waterfront won eight Oscars, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint), and screenplay, and was filmed right on the docks of New York and New Jersey! Now you can see the film’s drama and crime played out on the big screen on April 29th 2018 at 5:15pm.

At 4:30pm, the New York Preservation Archive Project (NYPAP) will lead the pre-show panel discussion on the history of preservation and the NYC waterfront. 

Panelists include:

-Captain Jonathan Boulware, South Street Seaport Museum

-Liz McEnaney, Columbia University Adjunct Assistant Professor and maritime enthusiast

-Mike Fitelson, Exectutive Director of the United Palace of Cultural Arts

Brad Vogel, Executive Director of The New York Preservation Archive Project, will moderate the panel. 

This film will be the triumphant conclusion to NYPAP’s 2nd Annual “People Preserving Place” Film Festival taking place in April 2018. 

4pm Doors | 4:30pm Pre-show | 5:15pm Movie
Adults: $10 online/ $15 at the door
Seniors (65 years and older) and children (12 years and younger): $5 online/ $10 at the door


Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly’s lawyer, Terry’s older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).

DOR – October 1, 1954
Stars – Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Director – Elia Kazan
Screenwriter – Budd Schulberg
Length – 1 hour, 48 minutes

“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. The United Palace honors that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “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.

The United Palace Theater
4140 Broadway
New York, New York 10033
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