Palace Theatre

338 Main Street,
Middletown, CT 06457

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SeventiesGirl on June 3, 2015 at 3:18 am

I remember the Palace Theater! It was the first theater I went to and the first movie I ever saw- The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams back in 1974. I also remember The Capital Theater next to it. Great memories

rivest266 on September 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Link’s dead.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm

The Capitol and the Palace appear almost side-by-side in this photo in Boxoffice magazine from May 28, 1955. Each house was playing a different Davy Crockett film.
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Item in Boxoffice magazine, September 18, 1948:

Middletown Palace Opens
MIDDLETOWN, CONN. —– Salvatore Adorno has reopened the Palace Theatre here after a ten-year shutdown. He renovated the entire building, including a new marquee and lobby.

atmos on November 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm

From information I have found the Palace opened as the Grand Theatre on 24 Nov 1915 and was damaged by a fire on 27 Jul 1980.I don’t recall where I found these details so I am not sure how accurate they are.

atmos on November 12, 2007 at 12:50 pm

ken mc:that photo is of the Middlesex Theatre formerly known as the Middlesex Opera House.It opened in 1892 and closed in 1961 and was located at 111 College Street,according to cinematour listing.

kencmcintyre on October 26, 2007 at 6:35 pm

The Palace is the only Middletown theater listed as closed/demolished. This photo gives a demolition date of around 1977 for the unnamed theater. Any ideas?

shoeshoe14 on November 10, 2005 at 2:02 am

Also known as the Starr and the Grand.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 9, 2005 at 12:18 pm

In the 1941 and 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook, the Palace Theatre is listed with 950 seats and ‘Closed’.

The 1950 edition lists it as open with 1,099 seats.