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The Blacklist films at the Palace


In February 2014, NBC's hit TV show, The Blacklist, filmed at United Palace Theatre. Television's newest crime drama premiered last year and is renewed for a second season! The Blacklist stars James Spader, Megan Boone and Harry Lennix who all give stellar performances.

Synopsis of the show:
The show is about one of FBI's most wanted fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington (Spader) who, without reason, walks into FBI Headquarters and surrenders! He has a secret agenda and offers his expertise to FBI to help catch some of the world's most dangerous criminals (The Blacklist). There is a condition; he will only talk to Elizabeth Keen (Boone) a young FBI profiler.

The Blacklist comes on every Monday at 10PM EST.

"Annie" films at the Palace

The movie, ANNIE – coming out in December – with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis shot some of the scenes here at the United Palace. How many times can you spot the United Palace in the trailers below?


Broadway announced a few months ago that the rap mogul Shawn Jay Z Carter and actor Will Smith are producing a remake of the popular orphan tale "Annie" and that the little red head with a heart of gold will be played by the incredibly talented Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"). The rest of the starring roles belong to Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks (aka Daddy Warbucks), Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan along with Rose Byrne as Grace Farrell and Bobby Cannavale in a new role. Film production has begun in New York. Some scenes have been shot at the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights. The film is scheduled for release next Christmas 2014.

Movie stars Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis outside the United Palace after shooting scenes for a new version of "Annie," due in theaters next Christmas. (PHOTO: Charlie Rice)

"The African Americans" shoots at the Palace

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS and airing six consecutive Tuesdays through November 26, 2013.

Written and presented by Professor Gates, and partially filmed at the United Palace, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.

Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/.