|The United Palace Theatre, 175th and Broadway, was one of five Loew's Wonder Theatres.|
The uptown theatre had 3,000 seats when it opened that first night, and it has about 358 more now. Like the fashion of the time, the show included live vaudeville acts along with a motion picture. On opening night in 1930, the featured movie was THEIR OWN DESIRE starring Norma Shearer. One of the big attractions was the "Wonder Morton," a pipe organ that not only rose up to the stage from underneath the orchestra pit but also rotated while doing so.