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In Depth: 'Interstellar' is 'impressive', and long

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 11:37am December 19th, 2014
Up next, for your pre-holiday viewing pleasure is a star-studded line-up including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, and William Devane. To name a few! “Interstellar” plays the Palace Friday, December 19 through Tuesday, December 23 at 7 pm, and Monday and Wednesday, December 22 and 24 at 2 pm.

In Depth: Murray and McCarthy bring charming humor to 'St. Vincent'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:06am December 11th, 2014
Let go of your holiday stress with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy! “St. Vincent” plays the Palace Friday, December 12 through Thursday, December 18 at 7 pm, and Monday, December 15 at 2 pm. I promise you’ll leave the theatre with a great big smile on your face. There is nothing not to like about this movie.

In Depth - “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

By Marcy Horst · 10:59am November 28th, 2014
I’m sure you are all packing as much fun and relaxation as possible into your Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but don’t forget the movie! Back away from the turkey and dressing sandwich! Don’t take another bite of pie! It’s time for hot buttery popcorn, Milk Duds, and an icy cold soda! “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” opens tonight for FIVE WEEKEND SHOWS ONLY – Friday, November 28 at 4 pm and 7 pm, Saturday, November 29 at 4 p m and 7 pm, and Sunday, November 30 at 7 p...

In Depth - The Judge

By Marcy Horst · 12:45pm November 21st, 2014
Adults, this is your last opportunity to have the Palace to yourselves for a while! “The Judge,” rated R, opens tonight, Friday, November 21, and runs through Wednesday, November 26 at 7 pm, and Monday, November 24 at 2 pm. The screen will go dark on Thanksgiving, but reopen for THREE DAYS ONLY, on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at 4 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, November 30 at 7 pm for the hilarious family comedy, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

In Depth: The Judge gives way to December variety at Palace

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 9:34am November 17th, 2014
The Palace Theatre has enjoyed good crowds for our November run of grown-up movies, including “Gone Girl,” rated R, starring Ben Affleck, which plays through Thursday, November 20. Tickets are already selling for “The Judge,” with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, which opens Friday.

VSHS Drama Dept. to perform 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend

By Marcy Horst · 10:10am November 6th, 2014
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, the Munchkins, and Glinda, as well as the Great and Powerful OZ and his gloriously green Ozian subjects, are anxiously awaiting opening night at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium. And yes, Toto, too! We hope you’ll join us Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, November 7, 8, 9, at 7 pm, 7pm, and 2 pm respectively.

In Depth: 'Equalizer' on Palace screen; 'Wizard' on VSHS stage

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:09am November 6th, 2014
Denzel Washington is Robert McCall in “The Equalizer,” rated R, playing the Palace Friday, November 7 through Thursday, November 13 at 7 pm, and Monday, November 10 at 2 pm. News to me, but not our faithful Wednesday night volunteers, the first Equalizer was a 1980s TV series about a former CIA officer who helps desperate people in need of his well-honed deadly skills.

In Depth: 'Dracula Untold'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 12:15pm October 30th, 2014
With this week’s war adventure horror film, the Palace begins a four-week run targeting our adult audience. Although rated PG-13, “Dracula Untold” skirts the edge of an R rating. This movie is not for the meek of heart. Playing Friday, October 31 through Thursday, November 4 at 7 pm, with a SPECIAL HALLOWEEN LATE SHOW at 9 pm, and a regular Monday Matinee 2 pm screening, “Dracula Untold” runs 94 fast-paced minutes.

Travel Channel story of Benton County case rescheduled for Oct. 31

By Vinton Today · 9:29am October 28th, 2014
One of the first murder investigations in Iowa history to be solved with forensic investigation will be highlighted on TV on Oct. 31 (the program had originally been scheduled for Oct. 24). The Travel Channel's series "Mysteries at the Museum" sent a camera crew to Vinton in February to talk to local historians about how Benton County authorities used forensics to determine that the victim of a Walford store fire was not the owner, Frank Novak, but another man.

Attention young thespians: ACT I Announces Auditions for: Dear Edwina JR.

By Steve Arnold, ACT 1 · 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.

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