Best House of Worship That Used to Be a Movie Palace (2008)


Much like the late Dr. Gene Scott saved the United Artists Theatre in Los Angeles, Reverend Ike has graciously preserved the former Loews 175th as PALACE CATHEDRAL, a logical extension of cinema-as-beacon-for-humanity. Consuming an entire city block, the 3,300-plus-seat theater is a 1930s panoply of Chinese, Indian, and Mayan design elements, bagging your slackjawed "whoa!" as its dome becomes visible upon crossing the Hudson on the George Washington Bridge.


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