18 October, 2017Print
United Palace presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' w/ exact replica of the film's famous car + Q&A w/ Chita RiveraEXACT REPLICA OF 'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG' FLYING CAR TO BE DISPLAYED ON STAGE
On Sunday, November 19th, the United Palace of Cultural Arts will host their annual fundraiser, celebrating the theater's abundant history and recent reawakening with a special screening of the beloved movie musical 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.' The fundraiser will support United Palace's Movies at the Palace, an ongoing series bringing back the grandeur of attending the movies.
Event goers will have the option to attend a pre-show Q&A between Richard Ridge of BroadwayWorld.com and Tony-award winning actress Chita Rivera, who is close friends with a number of principals from the film, including star Dick Van Dyke and choreographer Dee Dee Wood. In addition, an exact replica of the iconic flying car from the 1968 film will be on display. The pre-show portion of the event will close with a performance by the Broadway Performing Arts Center to honor the Broadway version of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
The 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' replica car was handmade by retired NYPD Detective Sergeant Tony Garofalo. The full-size, street legal car drove Mr. Dick Van Dyke around his hometown of Danville, Illinois in 2016 and was featured in the New York Times and the 2016 New York International Auto Show. After the movie, one raffle winner will be photographed in the car where Dick Van Dyke sat. Learn about Tony's five-year effort to build his replica car here.
Formerly known as the Loew's 175th Street Theatre, the remarkable United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Washington Heights. Originally opened in 1930 as one of the metro area's five Wonder Theaters, the theater continues its storied history by hosting special events including concerts, film screenings, church services and more.
United Palace of Cultural Arts Annual Fundraising Movie Gala - 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (1968)
Sunday, November 19th 2017
United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street
2:30 PM Doors open
3 PM Meet-and-greet with Chita Rivera
4 PM Pre-show entertainment feat. Q&A with Chita Rivera and viewing of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car
4:45 PM Screening of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
Meet and Greet with Chita Rivera: $100
Photo with car: $20
Adult tickets: $15
Child ticket: $5
Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2yjDGtO
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