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· 9:08am December 5th, 2013
Fifty-nine little elves have been hard at work on the production of two original plays, "Timmy Sues Santa" and "North Pole Idol" for the upcoming ACT I Children's Christmas Show. Both plays were authored by ACT I Board member, Halane Cummings who is also serving as the director.
· 8:46am December 5th, 2013
As the temperature plummets, we need something to laugh about. Come in out of the cold for the warm-hearted belly laugh “Delivery Man,” playing the Palace Friday, December 6 through Thursday, December 12 at 7 pm, and Monday, December 9 at 2 pm. Vince Vaughn is David Woziak, the man with 500+ kids, fathered through sperm donations twenty years ago.
· 10:37am November 19th, 2013
This one’s for the birds. And the kids! “Free Birds” opens Friday, November 22 through Wednesday, November 27 at 7 pm every night, 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, and 2 pm Monday. Please note – WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING. This 3D holiday animated adventure features the comedic vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler.
· 2:27pm November 18th, 2013
Students from the Cooling Dance Center in Vinton are excited to join a cast of 102 youth dancers from all over the Cedar Valley to present “The Nutcracker” at the beautiful 1,900 seat Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls Nov. 21-24. Chosen from audition, the Cooling Dancers and other youth will perform their roles alongside a cast of ballet professionals from the Minnesota Ballet.
· 10:44am November 14th, 2013
I’ve been repeatedly stopped on the street and in the Fareway aisles by Palace patrons anxiously awaiting the arrival of “Last Vegas!” Clear your calendars, everybody – this “Wild Hogs” meets “The Hangover” comedy adventure hits our silver screen on Friday, November 15 through Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm, and Monday, November 18 at 2 pm.
· 9:10am November 7th, 2013
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock explode onto the big screen this week at the Palace Theatre! "Gravity" in Real D 3D runs 91 minutes and is rated PG-13. Showtimes are Friday, Novembe 8 through Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm, and 2 pm on Monday. George Clooney stars as a veteran space shuttle pilot on his last mission before retirement.
· 9:10am November 7th, 2013
"A person's a person, no matter how small!" Some of the cast and crew of "Seussical the Musical" interrupted set work on Sunday afternoon to pick up their Seussical tees. This year the HS players are excited to welcome more than 20 talented middle schoolers and four Tilford students as Whos, a young kangaroo, a baby elephant bird, and two Things.
· 12:09pm October 31st, 2013
“Captain Phillips” takes command of the Palace Friday, November 1 through Thursday, November 7. Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes, this true story runs 136 minutes. Showtimes are 7 pm each night Friday through Thursday, with a 2 pm matinee on Monday. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is Captain Richard Phillips in this true life story of the US cargo vessel that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.
· 10:21am October 28th, 2013
It was the moment of truth. A kid on a bike. A ramp on the sidewalk along 6th Street SW, Independence. It was my turn to jump. Like just about every age 10-ishboy in the mid-70's, I loved Evel Knievel. My friends and I watched him on TV and later raced and jumped our toy motorcycles. Click HERE to see an extreme example of how to play with that toy.
· 9:23pm October 23rd, 2013
Spirits are high at the Palace this week. Just in time for Halloween, the haunting thriller “Insidious: Chapter 2” takes over the screen. This film is rated a strong PG-13 and runs 106 minutes. Running Friday, October25 through Thursday, October 31, showtimes are 7pm each night, with a 2 pm matinee on Monday.