Georgetown Palace Theater

810 South Austin Avenue,
Georgetown, TX 78627

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Patsy
Patsy on January 14, 2013 at 5:54 am

My friend enjoyed Dearly Beloved and said the acting was “first class and very delightful”.

Patsy
Patsy on January 14, 2013 at 5:50 am

That is what my friend told me…thanks for replying and of course…Aloha and Happy New Year, my CT friend.

Patsy
Patsy on January 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Does this theatre still show movies or just stage productions. The latest stage production was Dearly Beloved as a friend of mine is there now and went last night.

coweyhere
coweyhere on November 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Here are two photos of the Palace that I shot in December of 2009:

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Patsy
Patsy on December 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

Chuck1231: Great flickr site with lots of history given. Thanks. I have friends who are moving to Georgetown TX in January so I’ll make sure they go see a movie at Palace often.

Patsy
Patsy on September 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I would love to see some interior photos of this theatre…been in contact with a Georgetown resident who may be of help to me.

Patsy
Patsy on September 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm

It’s a shame that the Palace in Fredericksburg was lost to a western wear store titled Parts Unknown though they kept the Palace marquee and tile facade in place for all to enjoy though no movies are shown here anymore.

Patsy
Patsy on September 8, 2009 at 8:50 am

After viewing the before and after photos it’s nice to see this art deco theatre restored to its former glory! I hope those who live or decide to move to Georgetown to retire use and support this cinema treasure off the courthouse square.

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm

A sad photo of the closed Palace in Georgetown taken 1990. Happily it has since been remodled, is open and doing well.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 17, 2005 at 5:30 am

The Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition gives a seating capacity for the Palace as 589.

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[Deleted] on January 30, 2005 at 12:47 pm

You have made your point. My apologies to Charles.

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[Deleted] on January 29, 2005 at 1:40 pm

I do this for hobby too myself. I am 87 years old I like doing this. Dont fight its not good for anyone makes your blood pressure go high I should know. Lets be friends and help each other.

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[Deleted] on January 27, 2005 at 7:57 pm

I have no intention of offending anyone. In twenty five years you must have accrued a tremendous amount of theatre knowledge. I would expect your posts and theatre descriptions to be impeccable and flawless with your amount of experience. I also have a similar number of years doing theatre research. Perhaps we should critique each others posts to make sure the data we add is always accurate. What do you say to my proposal Charles? We will also make sure that no data posted is taken ‘word for word’ from a theatres history site. We wouldn’t want to set a bad example for the other members here.
Some free advice for everyone here. Use library data with caution. Most theatre data contained in a library is not current. Use it as a starting point but do not base all of your knowledge on it.

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[Deleted] on January 27, 2005 at 4:23 pm

I did not accuse anyone of ‘plagiarism’. My comment read in part; ‘no one would want to be accused of plagiarism’. Since Charles; as you phrased it ‘is a walking reference book of movie theater trivia, info and pictures’. Perhaps he would be willing to share his vast knowledge as I have many theatre questions that I would like to find answers to. Perhaps one day I will also be a ‘walking reference book of movie theater trivia, info and pictures’. One can only hope.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 27, 2005 at 2:35 pm

Plagiarism???…..Personal experience tells me that Charles Van Bibber is a walking reference book of movie theater trivia, info and pictures!!

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[Deleted] on January 27, 2005 at 9:33 am

The website for this theater is at this link.
http://www.thegeorgetownpalace.org/

You seem to have omitted some data. Wise choice since no one would want to be accused of ‘Plagiarism’.

“The buff brick exterior of the original building became the present Art Deco facade in 1936 during remodeling done by Mr. & Mrs. O. A. Englebrecht, who owned the theatre from 1927 until 1968. The stucco exterior of 1936 brought a major distinction to the Palace: it is reported by the Georgetown Heritage Society to be the only building of the Art Deco period found in Georgetown”.