|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...and enjoy the movie.
Robert Lucas, Executive Director
Activity Director Today
|A Tribute to the Entertainment Palaces of Yesteryear