Palace Theatre

2384 James Street,
Syracuse, NY 13206

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DavidZornig on December 27, 2019 at 7:03 pm

2011 student documentary on the Palace Theatre.

Greenpoint on March 15, 2015 at 6:54 pm

I can’t wait to post tons of pictures of my new favorite theatre.

Greenpoint on October 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm

If I die. I will haunt this majestic theater.

rivest266 on September 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Grand opening ad of November 21st, 1920 uploaded in the photo section for this theatre.

Greenpoint on November 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

November 30th tell all your friends….35mm Double Feature: Blues Brothers and Animal House..

Greenpoint on September 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hello all I am happy to report that I was here again on September 18th for Zombiegeddon.I am thoroughly convinced that I am in love with The Palace Theatre..they don’t make them like this anymore.

Greenpoint on April 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

I was just here at this place on April 20th for a showing of Big Lebowski and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas..the mens room has a very low ceiling.

kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 7:27 am

Here is a 1948 ad from the Syracuse Post-Standard:

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Ken Roe on July 26, 2007 at 9:26 am

The 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the Palace Theatre as being operated by RKO Theaters.

exit on June 26, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I have some 50s pics of the Franklin, have been in the Westcott, and never saw the Manlius. Most of CinemaNational’s theatres are gone now: Westhill, Cinema East, Cinema North, Shop City…

MarkNYLA on November 28, 2006 at 3:25 pm

Contrary to what it says at the very top of this page, this was never an RKO house, the theatre has always been independently owned. It was built in 1924 by Albert DiBella, and was run for most of its life by his daughter Frances, who was present almost every night that it was open (In 1990, I joined the list of people who thru the years made her an offer for the place, to no avail). When she passed a few years ago, it was handed down to her nephew Mike, who threw some money into cleaning it up and refurbishing. Currently it’s running as a combination single screen sub-run house and live concert venue. It joins the Westcott (used to be the Studio in it’s early days), Manlius and Hollywood as Syracuse’s still running independents. The Franklin is long gone.

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2006 at 2:59 pm

In May 1976, the Palace was showing a revival of Gone with the Wind. Most of the theaters in the area appear to have been owned by a company called Cinema National. A local newspaper ad also shows a few independent theaters, including two adult venues, the Franklin on 237 South Avenue and the Studio on Wescott Street.

teecee on August 26, 2005 at 10:01 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 1159, was installed in this theatre on 9/19/1925.

teecee on August 26, 2005 at 8:15 am

Old photo, appears to be from the 1940s from the cars:

Site of a recent film festival: