Lorain Palace Civic Center

617 Broadway Avenue,
Lorain, OH 44052

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Lorraine Palace Civic Center - Original 1928 Brinker Spotlight

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The Palace Theatre was opened around 1928. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It was still open in 1950.

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 23, 2005 at 7:52 am

Great theatre. Any plans to restore the marquee?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 26, 2006 at 5:21 am

This link has already been posted 3 years ago. This theater is now known as the Lorain Palace Civic Center. Its address is 617 Broadway Lorain Ohio, 44052. Click on the history tab at the top of the page for some background.

BobGoodwin on August 31, 2006 at 4:40 am

In the summer of 1972, I played piano for a musical revue in the Golden Palace at Cedar Point (just down the road). Upon discovering the Palace Lorain still had it’s original WurliTzer, I got permission from the theatre manager to play it. She was delighted and invited our little cast of 6 singers and dancers for a tour. It wasn’t long before we made the short trek and the then tired and dirty Palace Theatre cast it’s spell by inspiring an impromptu performance of “Once Upon A Time They Called It Broadway” on that enormous stage, accompanied by the organ, to that acre of empty seats. The standing ovation of one, lone theatre manager was gratefully appreciated.

And it was magic!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 31, 2007 at 6:06 am

This is a 2007 photo of the Lorain Palace Civic Center.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 8, 2007 at 7:16 pm

The link above stopped working so this is a different photo of the Palace Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 19, 2007 at 7:30 am

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1858 style 220 was installed in the Palace Theater in Lorain, Ohio on 3/14/1928. Status: The organ still exists and is playable.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Here are some interior photos. Click each photo to expand it.

hopewell on November 27, 2008 at 11:12 am

The Palace was a theater I went to oftimes in the 60’s, and into the 70’s, along with the Dreamland, Ohio, and Tivoli…I saw “Yellow Submarine”, “Jason and the Argonauts”, “The Raven”, and many other wonderful movies there.

The Palace has a huge chandelier hanging from the ceiling; I recall sitting under it, ONCE…I couldn’t even enjoy the movie, all I could think about was, “What if that thing falls?” Here it is….

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Another interior photo is here.

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