Louisville Palace Theatre

625 S. Fourth Street,
Louisville, KY 40202

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Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

Can’t seem to find a CT listing for the Cherokee Theatre described in this 1914 trade article: archive

Tinseltoes on July 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Creation of the Penthouse described in this 1963 trade article: Boxoffice

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Here are my pictures from November 2010, including a short video of the marquee.

CSWalczak on May 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm

According to this blog entry: View link the Cinerama screen that was installed in the Rialto Theatre which was once across the street was moved to this theater with the intent of using it there to screen D-150 films.

However, this may not be accurate if the the information on Roland Lataille’s Cinerama site concerning the Louisville Palace is accurate. The information there indicates that after Cinerama runs, a flat screen was installed at the Rialto, and then a D-150 screen. If a screen was moved from the Rialto to the Palace, it may have been this D-150 screen.

Tinseltoes on April 27, 2010 at 7:30 am

A guided tour of the Louisville Palace is part of the itinerary for the 2010 “Hoosier Heartland Conclave” being held in June by Theatre Historical Society of America. More details can be found here: http://www.historictheatres.org/

ERD on November 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

How lucky we are to still have this beautiful edifice to enjoy.
The Louisville Palace theatre is absolutely magnificent.

TLSLOEWS on November 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Very cool, will have to drive up to see it soon.

Patsy on October 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

A huge atmospheric Eberson theatre with over 3,000 seats! I hope to see this atmospheric next summer with friends who live in nearby Lexington.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2009 at 10:31 am

This theater is listed in the 1955 Film Daily Yearbook as the Loew’s State with 3,273 seats and an address of 625 S. Fourth Street.

Patsy on August 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Chuck: Thanks so much for posting the Louisville Palace reply. Please tell the Palace staff that Cinema Treasures and its members were thinking of them when Louisville was in the news.

Patsy on August 6, 2009 at 8:08 am

Chuck: Thanks for your input and keep us posted!

Patsy on August 4, 2009 at 10:31 am

Lost: The 2009 photo of the marquee is awesome! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that “our” Palace there is okay despite the heavy rains though I’m sure the basement area is susceptible.

Patsy on August 4, 2009 at 10:26 am

Can anyone tell us if the Palace in downtown Louisville sustained any damage? The downtown area was hit hard so I hope the Palace escaped serious damage.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

This is another 2009 photo.

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm

The Palace can be seen at the top of the page in this 1944 photo from Life Magazine:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Movies should be another function.

Patsy on May 5, 2008 at 7:53 am

Great photo! Must go see this one during Derby week and Thunder Over Louisville which is the annual fireworks show by Zambelli out of New Castle PA that same weekend!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 4, 2008 at 8:18 pm

This is a 2008 photo of the PALace Theater at night.

atmos on November 6, 2007 at 6:38 am

If anyone is interested in some excellent color photos of this theatre which you can purchase prints of at reasonable prices,check this out – www.sniperphotography.com/keyword/palace+theater

Broan on October 7, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 23, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Palace Theater.

clzoeller on May 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Johnny D. You can contact me at I’d be glad to answer any questions I can.

BeltwayBrian on April 26, 2007 at 9:51 am

Johnny D…I was associated with the Palace for about 5 or 6 years and may be able to answer your questions. Drop me a line at I also worked for a few years at the Old Seelbach Bar and can attest to the fact that Capone did indeed use the hotel and underground passages. There is a false wall in the Oakroom at the hotel which could be used to make a quick getaway (on the southwest corner of the private dining room if memory serves).