Palace Theatre

122 W. Main Street,
Elmwood, IL 61529

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Norman Plant
Norman Plant on April 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Theater is open and showing movies when I went by for photos yesterday (4-11-2015).

adm22 on August 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

The local shopper paper that came in the post today has an ad from them saying theyare now opening and running the movie Zookeeper- whihc starts today.

A few months back they had an ad saying they were looking for people to sponsor seats. I was not sure what had happened to them until that point. They are about 30 miles from me and I am at the northern end of the area the paper services, they are at the southern end. Their ads stopped last summer adn were replaced by ones for a theatre another 30 miles further south for awhile.

Gald to see they are back open. I used to go there a couple fo times a year when they were open.

adm22 on January 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

They are still closed website says they maye soon reopne and have a poll question asking if they do if people will be willing to pay $4 for a ticket. I used to go there on occasion nice theatre.

Patsy on June 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

tisloews: Thanks as I wasn’t aware of Ken’s last post on that date.

TLSLOEWS on June 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Ken Macs last post was on 6/6-2010.

Patsy on June 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Ron: I really doubt that these 2 members are or were the same person! I know Lost isn’t posting anymore and say for sure about Ken Mc.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm

A couple years ago on one of the pages here in CT someone stated that Lost Memory and Ken McC, both prolific contributors, were the same person! If Lost is no longer posting, how about Ken?

Patsy on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

I agree and thanks for your sincere comments!

CSWalczak on June 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

I am grieved to hear that, Patsy; his contributions to this site have always been valuable. It saddens me to see people being needlessly personally attacked or made to feel humiliated on this site – of all places. My email is golgafrinchan48 at att (dot) net.

Patsy on June 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

Larry & CWalczak: I see that neither of you have provided your email addresses on your profile pages so sadly I must tell you that Lost Memory is no longer an active CT member due to a few CT members that continued to give him grief for whatever reasons. I doubt that he will return to CT any time soon, if ever. That is a shame as he was a valued member with wonderful almost daily contributions to this site.

CSWalczak on June 8, 2010 at 11:06 am

Lost Memory is still listed as a member, but apparently has not posted since November of 2009; I hope he is OK and his absence is temporary.

larry on June 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

how come Lost treasures is no longer a member?

Patsy on June 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

Chuck: I wondered about the word “country” vs “county”! None the less, I hope that the Palace is able to make their roof remains and get back to normal operations soon!

CSWalczak on June 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Peoria is the largest city in the country? Who would have guessed? 8-)

Patsy on June 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Chuck: I agree, but in the meantime I thought an email of concern would show our support during their time of upheaval.

Patsy on June 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

I just send the Palace Theatre an email that reads:

“All of us on the theatre internet site, Cinema Treasures wishes the historical Palace Theatre the very best after being damaged from a recent tornado on June 5, 2010.”

Patsy on June 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

Though Lost Memory is no longer a CT member, I wish to thank him for the photos he posted in 2008 of this theatre with a now damaged roof. I wish the Palace well and hope that it is able to reopen in the very near future!

Patsy on June 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

I hope the roof can be easily repaired though the article said that a 30 foot hole had been ripped in the roof of this original rare single screen cinema that is “one of the gems of charming downtown Elmwood”. If anyone lives in or near Elmwood, please let us know.

Patsy on June 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

CWalczak: I heard on the radio about a movie theater being damaged by a recent tornado, but wasn’t sure where it was located until I googled an article and it mentioned the town being 30 miles west of Peoria so I figured the theatre was in Illinois. I then found it listed on CT which led me to your post with article. Thanks for posting.

CSWalczak on June 6, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The Palace was damaged by a tornado that ravaged Elmwood on June 5, 2010: View link

kencmcintyre on March 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Here is a more recent photo. Note the ridiculously low gas prices at the Mobil station.