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· 9:32am October 20th, 2014
Dear Edwina JR. is a delightful children’s theatre musical for a general audience. ACT I is pleased to present four performances on December 5, 6, and 7 at the Palace Theatre in Vinton, as our Christmas card to the community. Dear Edwina is about a spunky young girl, Edwina Spoonapple, who aspires to be an advice columnist.
· 11:42pm October 19th, 2014
Vinton-Shellsburg High School Drama Dept will present The Wizard of Oz on November 7 and 8 at 7 pm, and November 9 at 2 pm, in the VSHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Under the direction of Marcy and Gerald Horst, the high school cast includes Caleb Kruckenberg as Scarecrow, Daniel Janssen as Tinman, Logan Murray as Lion, Lily Horst as Dorothy, Abby Scheel as Wicked Witch, Celia Turner as Glinda, Muriel Glynn as Auntie Em, Kyle Jorgensen as Uncle Henry, and Jordan Schoettmer as the Wizard, as well as sev...
· 11:12pm October 15th, 2014
Part two of the “Dolphin Tale” saga opens Friday, October 17 and plays the Palace through Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm every night, as well as Monday, October 20 at 2 pm. Winter, the Dolphin with the amazing prosthetic tail is back, and with him the Nelsons, the Hasketts, and Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman).
· 10:17am October 10th, 2014
Old school action movie fans rejoice – “Expendables 3” storms the Palace Friday, October 10 through Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm (NO SHOW ON TUESDAY), and Monday, October 13 at 2 pm. Please note: The Palace is open on Monday, October 13 for both shows, 2 pm and 7 pm. This weeks’ Livewire ad was incorrect, my error not theirs.
· 12:54pm October 3rd, 2014
“When the Game Stands Tall” comes to the Palace appropriately during the height of football season, running Friday, October 3 through Thursday, Oct 9 at 7 pm, and Monday, October 6 at 2 pm. This Christian-influenced sports film stars Jim Caviezel (well -rehearsed for this role by portraying Jesus in “The Passion of Christ”) as Bob Ladouceur, the real life, soft-spoken coach, notorious for leading his Catholic high school football team to more than 150 straight wins, over a span of more than ten years.
· 11:19am September 26th, 2014
The Palace screens yet another young adult sci-fi offering this week. “The Giver” opens Friday, September 26 through Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm, and Monday, October 29 at 2 pm. “The Giver” is based on Lois Lowry’s popular novel of the same name. The 1994 Newbury Medal winner, beloved by many, has been part of reading curriculums for the past twenty years.
· 3:22pm September 18th, 2014
The talented and elegant Academy Award-winning actress, Helen Mirren, graces the Palace silver screen this weekend in “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” playing Friday, September 19 through Thursday, September 25 at 7 pm, and Monday, September 22 at 2 pm. Madame Mallory (Mirren), a gifted French chef and restaurant owner, goes to culinary war with Papa, portrayed by Indian acting legend Om Puri, whose family wanders into Mallory’s village and sets up shop, in a big, boisterous and bold way, across the road.
· 11:40am September 5th, 2014
Midwestern Movie Patrons, here’s a horror film created just for you! “Into the Storm” rages through the Palace on Friday, September 5 through Thursday, September 11 at 7 pm. Every. Night. And, Monday, September 8, at 2 pm. I know that several Monday Matinee goers had the pleasure of cowering in the bathrooms and hallways once this summer when tornadoes touched down just outside of Vinton.
· 11:17am August 29th, 2014
As reported by the Toronto Sun, Robert Downey Jr’s (Iron Man) take on Marvel’s latest, “Guardians of the Galaxy” ~ Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that!” There you have it, folks.
· 11:52am August 22nd, 2014
School’s back in session, so we’re catering to the adults this week. “And So It Goes” plays the Palace Friday, August 22 through Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm, and Monday, August 25 at 2 pm. Rated PG-13 and running one hour and 34 minutes, this dramatic and romantic comedy, featuring big screen legends Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, tells the story of cranky Oren Little and his lovely neighbor Leah.