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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.

In Depth: 'War Room' postponed; 'Pixels' opens Friday

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:34pm September 24th, 2015
We are sorry to disappoint patrons this week. Greedy Sony Pictures chose to postpone “War Room.” Instead, the Adam Sandler comedy “Pixels” in 3D will play Friday, September 25 through Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm, and Monday, September 28 at 2 pm. Honestly, critics panned this film, but we regular movie-goers kind of liked it.

ACT 1's 'Oliver' brings back memories; two more shows remain

By Dean Close · 9:00am September 19th, 2015
"Oliver" is a special musical, director Steve Arnold told the audience at the beginning of Friday's show. ACT 1's 1997 production of the musical based on the Dickens novel "Oliver Twist" was the beginning of the fund-raising campaign to restor the Palace Theatre. That successful campaign resulted in the re-opening of the Palace for stage and screen entertainment, and now the auditorium is filled with stadium seating and a new silver screen allows the showing of 3D movies.

Hungrytown: International folk duo plans free concert at Vinton Library

By Dean Close · 11:59am September 18th, 2015
The folk duo Hungrytown, which for years has performed across the U.S. as well as throughout Europe, will perform a free concert for area music lovers at the Vinton library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The husband and wife duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson now live in Vermont, and have recorded three albums since 2008.

In Depth: Ricki and the Flash

By Marcy Horst · 11:59am September 18th, 2015
Screen legend Meryl Streep teams with her own daughter Mamie Gummer, 80s heart throb Rick Springfield, Broadway headliner Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline for a limited run at the Palace this week in “Ricki and the Flash.” Playing Sunday through Thursday only, September 20 through 24 at 7 pm, and Monday, September 21 at 2 pm, “Ricki and the Flash” is rated PG-13.

In Depth: Trainwreck

By Marcy Horst · 11:58am September 11th, 2015
Amy Schumer, from Comedy Central, enjoys a limited run at the Palace this week in “Trainwreck.” Playing Sunday through Thursday only, September 13 through 17 at 7 pm, and Monday, September 14 at 2 pm, “Trainwreck” is rated R for strong sexual content, including nudity, language, and some drug use.

Act 1's 'Oliver' opens tonight at Palace

By Dean Close · 10:58am September 11th, 2015
The musical "Oliver," based on the well-known Dickens novel "Oliver Twist," brings the story of a London orphan and his live among pickpockets to life on the Palace stage over the next two weekends. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "I've had a great time being part of a team that has put together one of my favorite musicals," says Director Steve Arnold.

Adams-Bowers returns as Fagin 18 years after appearing in ACT 1's 1997 'Oliver'

By Steve Arnold, ACT 1 · 10:17am September 10th, 2015
Larry Adams-Bowers (Fagin) Larry is the only cast member of our 1997 Oliver! to return for the show’s revival. He’s had a great time revisiting this role eighteen years later. Previous ACT I shows in which he has served as director/actor include Sleuth, The Foreigner, My Fair Lady, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Act 1 adults and children preparing to perform 'Oliver' musical

By Dean Close · 12:58pm September 8th, 2015
The Act 1 cast and crew of "Oliver" has been working for weeks and holding dress rehearsals at the Palace Theatre this week in preparation for this weekend's opening of the musical based on the Dickens novel "Oliver Twist." "I like this musical because it's a contrast," says director Steve Arnold.

In Depth: 'Shawn the Sheep' replaces 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 1:20pm September 4th, 2015
SCHEDULE CHANGE! “Shaun the Sheep” replaces “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” this weekend due to studio demand. “Shaun the Sheep” plays 3 NIGHTS ONLY on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4 – 6, at 7 pm. The children’s animated “Shaun” comes to us in 2D, a rarity these days, and is rated PG.

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