Palace Theater

2387 5th Avenue,
Troy, NY 12180

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm

The Palace might have been a replacement for an earlier theater nearby which was mentioned in the May 22, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“TROY, N. Y.– Fifth Avenue Amusement Co., 2328 Fifth avenue, D. A. Shea, manager, will make alterations to their moving picture theater, to cost $1,500.”

Granola on September 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm


dallasmovietheaters on July 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Listed for the first time in the 1922 directory as 2387 5th Avenue.

joemasher on November 14, 2008 at 6:03 pm

If anyone has pictures of the Palace in Troy, please post them! It would be great to see what this place looked like. I’ve never had any success at finding pictures of this place, either in the local library or historical society, or online.

markp2328 on September 17, 2007 at 5:05 pm

I had forgotten about the Palace Diner. It was just across the street from a Shell gas station. I always remember that even though it was closest to our house, my dad refused to buy gas there because he said they charged too much. He use to drive about four blocks so he didn’t have to pay 29 cents a gallon. Boy! Those were the days. We lived on Fifth Avenue between Hoosick and Hutton across the street from St. Peter’s School. I wish I had photos, but I don’t.

mikeoo on September 9, 2007 at 5:57 pm

I stumbled on this website by accident looking for the Palace Diner, which was located at the bottom of Hoosick St, on River St. The Palace Theatre, Papermakers Hall, was ,located on the south west corner of Hoosick St & Fifth Ave, I registered for the Armory Little League in the 1950’s & 60’s. It was also a stop for the old Fifth Ave bus line. I walked the Hoosick St, Fifth, Sixth, & Seventh Ave areas many times as a kid – if you happen to have any old pictures of those areas I’d be interested in seeing them. I remember when the North South arterial was supposed to happen (now I787) & the powers to be demolished a lot of houses on 8th St, 7th Ave, & 6th Ave…. prior to the Troy Atrium………

charlie35 on August 17, 2007 at 6:46 pm

I think Joe may have The Palace Theater confused with the Palace Diner, which was under the Collar City (Hoosick Street) bridge.

markp2328 on June 19, 2006 at 5:19 pm

The Palace anchored the north end of the block I grew up on. It was a second-run neighborhood theater seating about 600. While I only have fleeting memories of seeing films there as a small boy, my dad worked part-time at The Palace, for many years, changing the marquee and replacing the posters and stills and carrying down the films from the booth. Actually, it wasn’t located downtown near the first-run houses. It was in a neighborhood business block about a mile and a half north of downtown. For years it was managed by a gentleman named Vic Bunns (not sure of that spelling).