2387 5th Avenue,
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Located on 5th Avenue at the southwest corner of Hoosick Street. The Palace Theater was a neighborhood house which opened prior to 1922. It was located near the Proctor’s Troy Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre, and the American Theatre, so it probably was a last-run house.
I recall riding by the theater as a child frequently in the mid-1970’s. It was in use as the local hall for the Papermakers' Union, but the large, semi-circular marquee with cursive “Palace” letters on top was still there. Apparently, the theater closed in the 1960’s due to fire, and the papermakers' repurposed it. The marquee’s white milk glass was charred and melted at the bottom and resembled a dripping candle, but they decided for some reason to leave it there.
The whole building was demolished a short time after for construction of the new Hoosick Street bridge.
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