Palace Theatre

1125 West Fifth Street,
Dayton, OH 45402

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tomeastridge
tomeastridge on March 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I think some people are confusing the original Palace Theatre (listed here) with the old Loew’s Theatre that used to be on N. Main in Downtown Dayton across from the Victoria (Victory) Theatre. It was renamed “The Palace” in 1972 and that’s where many rock concerts were held until it was demolished in 1975. The original Palace on Fifth Street (this one) is not the same Palace where Queen and Kiss played.

jon6444
jon6444 on June 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The dirt lot shown in the street view is where the theatre sat…Warren, your links to photo bucket are no longer good. I would love to see them.

jwsmith7
jwsmith7 on August 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Same place where Queen performed 1975. Tickets cost $4.50. I still have a ticket stub. Fantastic concert.

CJS007
CJS007 on June 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Is this the same place where KISS performed? It was April 11,1975.

TerryBear
TerryBear on November 9, 2008 at 6:11 pm

My grandfather was a doctor in Dayton and was an investor in this theater when it was originally built.

vic1964
vic1964 on June 5, 2007 at 5:14 am

The pictures reveal a once great theatre and Michael Branch has my sympathy.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 5, 2007 at 2:56 am

The Palace seated 1,200, and not 600, which was erroneously reported in Film Daily Year Books. When I submitted this listing, I stated 1,200. I don’t know why that was changed. It gives an innacurate impression of the size of the theatre, which had a balcony as well as an orchestra floor. Here are two photos taken in 2002, showing owner Michael Branch awaiting the start of demolition after all efforts to save the theatre failed:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/daypalace1.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/daypalace2.jpg