Palace Theater

3114 Washington Avenue,
Newport News, VA 23607

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Palace Theater

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The first Palace Theater opened in 1917. That theater was demolished in 1940 and replaced with another Palace Theater. Some people refer to the second theater as the New Palace Theater. The second Palace Theater building still stands today and is now home to the Full Gospel Church of Deliverance.

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ghamilton
ghamilton on September 20, 2005 at 10:03 pm

Newport News is one of the saddest victims of that evil curse-“urban renewal”.It once had a vibrant,busy downtown with large dept.stores,theaters and shops.It is a near total wasteland now.

ghamilton
ghamilton on October 15, 2005 at 2:30 pm

As the 2nd picrure shows a lot of downtown,compare to a visit now.Where did it all go?You’d really have to look hard to find a downtown so destroyed.Leave it to the amazing Mr.Memory to show the truth so well.

thegreev
thegreev on September 17, 2006 at 8:46 pm

The Palace, in its glory days:

wsasser
wsasser on July 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

Great shot of the Palace here. Caption says demolished but as we know it is now a Church.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39581010@N00/227414878/sizes/l/in/photostream/

wsasser
wsasser on July 27, 2014 at 12:42 am

I was able to go inside the Palace Theater this week. It is now a church and looks just about like it did in its day. The murals on the walls are gone replaced by paint and Bible verses, the upstairs lobby has been remodeled as well at the rest rooms but other than that it is much the same. They told me that the seats are about 90% original. The screen is gone but the stage is still there. They hold meetings there every Sunday. I am posting a photo of sitting in the lobby last week.

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