|WELCOME TO THE MOVIE PALACE
The Movie Palace is a tribute to those beautiful, ornate
theaters built between 1890 and 1950. Many of them were
used for vaudeville, burlesque and motion pictures. Those
that featured live performances have seen such
stars as Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Bob Hope,
The Marx Brothers, Ethel Merman and Will Rogers.
My personal experience with the beautiful "grand old ladies"
came from 1952-1966. Many of them were deteriorating.
The ornate plaster was chipping and falling off. They were
losing the battle because of the coming
of television. Most of them are gone now; but a few have
been declared national landmarks and have been restored to
their former glory. The oldest of them were significant
examples of Neo-Classical design. If you get a chance to
visit one of the "grand old ladies", do not pass it up.
It speaks of a bygone era which shall never return.
MAIN FOCUS OF THE MOVIE PALACE:
The main focus of The Movie Palace is to present a
collection of the movies all of us have enjoyed over the
years. You will find full length movies with limited commercial
interruptions, snippets from YouTube and a few radio
broadcasts of live performances. Our only intention is to
provide you with entertainment you can enjoy with your family.
SUITABILITY AND RATINGS:
Some of the presentations found in The Movie Palace may
not be suitable for younger children. There may be movies
which you will find objectionable. If they offend you in any
way, do not watch them; or switch to another presentation.
All presentations show their movie rating. Most presentations
are rated G or PG. Please use your judgement when you
share them with your family.
So, zap a bag of popcorn...grab a box of "Sugar Babies" and
a cold drink...make yourself comfortable in a good seat...set
back and enjoy the movie.
SELECT YOUR MOVIE
Robert Lucas, Executive Director
Activity Director Today
|A Tribute to the Entertainment Palaces of Yesteryear