Palace Theatre

300 S. Main Street,
Grapevine, TX 76051

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lgroebe on October 24, 2019 at 9:18 pm

The Palace was renamed the Airway in 1966, because of the DFW airport which had started construction near the town. It was renamed “The Flicks” when it was run by high school students in 1971 and 1972, and reopened one last time as the Air-Way briefly in 1974, before ending its run as a movie theatre and morphing into the Grapevine Opry for the the next 10+ years.

The 1940 version of the Palace actually seated over 650 people: 473 on the main floor and 178 on the balcony, which had a wall dividing white from black patrons. The current configuration seats about 410 because the stage and screen area was enlarged and pushed forward.

L. Jean
L. Jean on January 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm

It looks like th eplace might have temporarily been The Airway in 1971? Check out this news story from WFAA, preserved by SMU.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

Valley of the Giants from 1942 and a double feature, The Kid from Texas & Redhead and the Cowboy from 1951 featured at the Palace in Grapevine.

MPol on February 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Thanks, Lost Memory. Interesting photo.

MPol on February 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Thanks for the photos, Lost Memory. Are there any photos of the interior of this particular theatre, or nighttime photos? Just curious.

MPol on January 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Thanks for the link, Lost Memory.

MPol on January 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

TC—the link doesn’t work.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

A 2009 view of the Palace Theatre in Grapevine.