Palace Community Theatre
101 Center Avenue,
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Palace Community Theatre, Oakley (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Center Theatre, Palace Theatre
The theatre was built in 1949 and opened August 25 of the same year. It opened as the Center Theatre seating 502. Their first movie was "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
The theatre was sold to Leroy Heinrich in 1976 who owned it for a year and sold it to John Daniels in 1977. Mr Daniels at that time changed the name to the Palace Theatre. It was remodeled in 1977 and a cry room was added and the seat count was reduced to 381. The Palace Theatre closed in 2001.
In 2003 community members bought the theatre. It is now operated by volunteers as the Palace Community Theatre. The theatre shows first run attractions.
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ABC News did a piece on the Palace Theatre tonight. The men that raised the money to buy the towns only theatre and the students from the local high school that run a very efficient operation! They have truly saved this towns treasure.
The theatre has a LED attraction panel above the renovated theatre front. The theatre has converted to digital projection.
See photo section for the renovated front.
Glad to see this success story is still operating. New photo in the pictures section.