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In Depth: 'The Martian'

By Marcy Horst · 11:30am November 20th, 2015
The most surprising thing about “The Martian” is how relaxed and funny it is.” ~ Matt Zoller Seitz We anticipate astronomical crowds for “The Martian,” playing the Palace Friday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 26 at 7 pm, and Monday, November 23 at 2 pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.

'Shrek the Musical:' VSHS students to perform this weekend

By Dean Close · 9:35am November 4th, 2015
One of the most popular movies at the Vinton Palace is coming in stage form to the Vinton-Shellsburg High School auditorium this weekend. "Shrek the Musical" opens at 7 p.m. Friday, with additional performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Will Dudley plays the famous ogre; Alyssa Bunge is Fiona, the beautiful girl who turns into an ogre at midnight.

In Depth: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' brings scary animated humor to palace

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 12:24am October 29th, 2015
Promising the same scary success and ghoulish good time of the original, “Hotel Translyvania 2” plays the Palace Friday, October 30 through Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm, and Saturday, October 31 and Monday, November 2 at 2 pm. FREE SMALL POPCORN for all attending the Halloween Matinee IN COSTUME at 2 pm on Saturday, October 31.

In Depth: A Walk In The Woods

By Marcy Horst · 12:12pm October 16th, 2015
I’m still flying high from last week’s movie. If you missed De Niro and Hathaway at the Palace, be sure to catch “The Intern” when it comes out on DVD. Such a funny and lovely film. Next up – two more favorites – Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. “A Walk in the Woods” opens tonight, Friday, October 16 and runs through Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm, as well as showing in our regular matinee on Monday at 2 pm.

ACT 1 of Benton County is announcing auditions for its Christmas plays. This December we will be presenting 2 original Children’s Christmas Plays, “A Very Hairy Christmas” and the “12 Angry Elves” . Children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to audition for the Christmas Plays at the ACT I Centre, located at 906 D Avenue, Vinton.

An older, wiser De Niro makes ‘Intern’ one of the year's best movies

By Dean Close · 9:50am October 14th, 2015
The world is crazy, disconnected and in need of a wise voice of experience to gently guide it. And Robert De Niro – who we mostly remember playing the part of one of those most desperately in need of guidance (as in the “Fockers” and the “Analyze” movies) – is that voice in “The Intern.

Acoustic Performers to entertain November 7th

By Nick Fisher · 6:17pm October 10th, 2015
Two Acoustic Performers will entertain at Farmers Mercantile Hall Saturday, November 7th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Todd Frank- a local musician who plays folk & original music about this area will open the show. He will be followed by Sam Thompson- singer, songwriter & guitarist.

In Depth: 'The Intern'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:21am October 9th, 2015
“The Intern,” while having its share of silly moments, is the most genuinely enjoyable and likable movie that (Nancy)Meyers—a longtime writer and producer before taking up directing—has put her name to since, oh, I don’t know, 1984’s “Irreconcilable Differences.

Belle Plaine author pens inspiring sequel to historical family novel

By Vinton Today · 11:56am October 6th, 2015
Author Karen Hoelscher Johnson announces the nationwide release of her new novel, “Rose’s Promise.” Her latest book is the sequel to her first Christian novel, “Lancaster’s Rose,” which is a story about a young couple’s life on the prairie. It will be available in hardback on the last week of October.

In Depth: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

By Marcy Horst · 2:26am October 1st, 2015
More dystopian young adult fare with “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” playing Friday, October 2 through Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm every night, and 2 pm on Monday, October 5. In this second installment of the epic "Maze Runner" series, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow adventurers search for clues about the mysterious organization, the WCKD.

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