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· 10:15am February 5th, 2016
(Good news! We plan to OPEN WITH REVENANT TONIGHT!) The word revenant means “one who is restored or comes back.” Indeed, the Palace returns to its regular schedule with “Revenant,” running Friday, February 5 through Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm, and Monday, February 8 at 2 pm.
· 10:52am January 25th, 2016
“Your names are safe.” I spent the night after Christmas at the late showing of “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens,” with my three youngest children, Leah, Lydia and Abigail. It was the first time I had seen a Star Wars movie, ever. I was 12 when the first Star Wars Movie (Which George Lucas and his producers would soon re-name “New Hope, Episode IV”) came out in 1977.
· 10:52am January 25th, 2016
You’re in luck, Palace Patrons, if you missed our opening “Star Wars” weekend. We’re holding “The Force Awakens” for a second week. Tickets completely sold out Sunday night, and we had very few seats remaining for the Friday and Saturday night shows. Reserve your seats in advance at the box office or at www.
· 12:10pm January 14th, 2016
“…it's pure mayhem and it's entirely silly.” ~Sheila O’Malley, rogerebert.com “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” careens into the Palace on Friday, January 14, playing every night at 7 pm, and Monday at 2 pm. Rated PG for some mild rude humor (favored by kids and dads!) and running 86 minutes, number four in the animated comedy chipmunk series promises a rockin’ good time for the whole family.
· 9:29am January 7th, 2016
One need not be proficient in “Rocky” lore to appreciate “Creed,” but for those who have followed the exploits of Sylvester Stallone’s Philadelphia boxer, Ryan Coogler’s latest film pays unexpectedly rich emotional dividends. “Creed” is so reminiscent of the 1976 film that introduced us to Rocky Balboa that I sense newcomers will fall for “Creed”’s characters the way viewers fell for “Rocky”’s 40 years ago.
· 12:11pm January 5th, 2016
The Second Annual Country Fest will take place Saturday, June 4, 2016, in the grandstands of the Benton County Fairgrounds. As last year, the headlining singers are recording artists who have been making records and touring for decades. This year's singers include Leroy Parnell and Little Texas.
· 4:03pm December 30th, 2015
Vinton native and 2012 Vinton-Shellsburg High School graduate Liz Moen is celebrating the release of her first album. She and her band will be playing songs Liz wrote at a party at The Mill in Iowa City on Jan. 22. "I've been playing covers around Iowa City for some time and finally, this semester I got the courage to be vulnerable and write my own lyrics.
· 9:39pm December 28th, 2015
ACT I is announcing auditions for Rex's Exes. This new comedy the 2nd in the trilogy of the Verdeen cousins. ACT I performed The Red Velvet Cake War in 2014, Rex's Exes is the next in a line of 3 funny comedies. If you recall the story left off with the 3 Verdeen Cousins out smarting Aunt LaMerle and recovering their house and GrandMary's quilt.
· 9:43am December 18th, 2015
“Victor Frankenstein” plays the Palace this week, a reimagining of the oft-told tale by Mary Shelley. Catch this classic Friday, December 18 through Wednesday, December 23 at 7 pm, and Monday, December 21 and Thursday, December 24 at 2 pm. “Victor Frankenstein” is rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence, and a sequence of destruction.
· 10:51am December 4th, 2015
The beloved Charles Schultz gang, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, and SNOOPY arrive this week to delight patrons young and old. “The Peanuts Movie” opens Friday, December 4 and runs through Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm, with 2 pm matinees on Saturday, December 5 and Monday, December 7.