“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” post movie conversation with Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda, plus an Immersive Cinematic Experience

The return of the great adventure returns to the United Palace with a screening of the 1981 all-time classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Sunday, June 26, followed by a talk back with our good friend, patron, and neighbor Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the one and only Steven Spielberg, who directed the picture. 

One of the world’s most successful and influential filmmakers, Spielberg is currently chairman of Amblin Partners, a corporate descendent of DreamWorks, SKG, which he co-founded in 1994. Among a host of career accolades, he is a three-time Academy Award® winner, a Kennedy Center Honoree, a recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 from President Barack Obama. “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” about the race to find the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the wrong hands, was the highest grossing film of 1981 and widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time. It stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Phillip Kaufman with a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan. 

Before the screening, guests will find themselves immersed in the world of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” brought to life by the Emmy-nominated immersive cinema collective BBQ Films. Using actors, sets, storytelling, and the timeless glamor of the United Palace, BBQ Films will create the experience of a 1936 premiere of a “brand new” serial adventure film about the mysteries and dangers of archeology. Guests will walk the red carpet, search for relics and “treasures,” and experience pre-show entertainment fit for a palace. Dress up in 1930s clothing to fully immerse in the movie-going moment. 

Doors open at noon for the in-world immersion, the 2-hour movie begins at 1pm, followed by the conversation between Mr. Miranda and Mr. Spielberg at 3pm.

Tickets will be made available for reservation at 9am on Monday, June 20. Bookmark the website: https://www.boletosexpress.com/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-with-lin-manuel-miranda-and-steven-spielberg/65211/

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is the fourth of six movies selected by over 2,000 online voters to fill out the United Palace’s movie season. The remaining movies are: “Black Panther,” screening on September 18, and “Coco” scheduled for October 16. 

Thank you to the Miranda Family Fund, with support from American Express, all Movies at the United Palace screenings are FREE. 

We can’t wait to have you all back in the theatre!

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Smokin’ Shrimp Fried Rice

Serving Size 6 to 8- Prep Time 5 minutes/ Cook Time 10 to 15 minutes / Total Time 20 minutes

2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 pound medium-large fresh shrimp, cleaned (approximately 15-20 count shrimp)
1 cup frozen peas and diced carrots blend
1/2 cup frozen corn
3 tsp garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups day old rice
2 to 3 green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds
3 to 4 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup Big Jr’s Smokin’ White Sauce
• To a large non-stick skillet or wok, add the sesame, canola or vegetable oil shrimp, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cooking time will vary based on size of shrimp, don’t overcook. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon (allow oils and cooking juices to remain in skillet) and place shrimp on a plate; set aside.
• Add the peas, carrots, corn to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften, stir periodically.
• Add the garlic, ginger, and cook for 1 minute, stir periodically.
• Push vegetables to one side of the skillet, add the eggs to the other side, and cook to scramble, stirring as necessary.
• Add the shrimp, rice, green onions, evenly drizzle with soy sauce, evenly season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until shrimp is reheated through. Incorporate the White Sauce into the dish. Recipe is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Reheat gently as desired