Palace Theatre

2384 James Street,
Eastwood,
Syracuse, NY 13206

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Greenpoint
Greenpoint on October 12, 2014 at 10:51 pm

If I die. I will haunt this majestic theater.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 9, 2013 at 12:09 am

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

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on November 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on September 21, 2012 at 4:08 am

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
Greenpoint on April 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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
kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Here is a 1948 ad from the Syracuse Post-Standard:
http://tinyurl.com/2eadpu

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 26, 2007 at 5:26 pm

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

exit
exit on June 26, 2007 at 9:51 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
MarkNYLA on November 28, 2006 at 11:25 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
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2006 at 10:59 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
teecee on August 26, 2005 at 6:01 pm

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

teecee
teecee on August 26, 2005 at 4:15 pm

Old photo, appears to be from the 1940s from the cars:
http://www.walkeastwood.org/photos4.html

Site of a recent film festival:
http://www.syrfilmfest.com/news/palace.htm