Palace Theatre

276 W. Center Street,
Marion, OH 43302

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obie on November 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

The view of the marquee and upright is now a little bare. During an inspection the facade holding both the marquee and upright was found to be unstable and both were removed and repaired while the facade was torn down brick by brick, the large I-beams replaced and will be restored to original build. Donations would be appreciated. for contact information.

DonLewis on September 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm

From the 1920s a postcard view of the Palace Theatre in Marion.

TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 8:46 am

Nice photo Wallyum.

Patsy on April 8, 2010 at 7:12 am

Richard G: I, too, have visited the Palace in Canton though didn’t see the Harding Hotel lobby…sounds like I missed a “must see”.

richardg on April 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I returned to the Palace on April 3, 2010 and saw the movie, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. I can only add, “This is how movies should be shown” I bought a good size drink and popcorn for a grand total of $3.00. The lobby of the Harding Hotel (now a Senior’s home and directly across the street from the thatre) is also a must see.

TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2010 at 10:51 am

ery nice looking theatre,love their vertical sign.

Patsy on December 27, 2009 at 9:27 am

Several years ago I traveled to see the Palace in Canton Ohio and didn’t continue onto Marion Ohio to see this Palace though I do see similar simaliarities in the above posted flickr photo. Is that a tongue twister? Didn’t mean to it to be! ;–)

Patsy on October 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

MARION, OH â€" Sunday, October 25 at 3 p.m. the Palace’s mighty Wurlitzer organ fills the theatre as world renowned organist Dennis James accompanies the classic silent film “The Cat and the Canary.”

MPol on October 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

What a beautiful-looking place!

DonLewis on August 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

A view of the Palace Theatre at its 50th anniversay in 1978 and a view of the auditorium .

DonLewis on February 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

A 1996 image of the Palace Theatre in Marion.

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Warren G. Harris on November 10, 2007 at 8:39 am

For whatever reason(s), the Palace is not listed in the 1957 Film Daily Year Book. I wonder if it had closed by that time?

kencmcintyre on September 16, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Here is a June 1943 ad from the Marion Star:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Here is a more recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 6, 2007 at 5:25 am

This is another recent photo of the Palace Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 4, 2007 at 7:02 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976

Palace Theater ** (added 1976 – Building – #76001486)
272 W. Center St., Marion
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Eberson,John
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Performing Arts, Art
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

raybradley on December 16, 2006 at 7:09 am

Amoung John Eberson’s many sky jobs, he designed this theatre and the Oklahoma City Midwest Theatre (1930-1975). Although OKC’s Midwest Theatre auditorium was longer and higher, it was also much more narrow than the Palace. Otherwise these two theatre auditorium sidewalls matched one another in design.

kencmcintyre on September 7, 2006 at 2:51 pm

There are some interesting interior photos from the 1920s on this page:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 21, 2006 at 3:38 am

Here is a recent photo of the Palace Theater.

ERD on February 12, 2006 at 6:44 am

Like Proctors'theatre in Schenectady, New York, it is good to know
how well The Palace theatre is being developed to serve the people in the 21st century.