Palace Stadium 12

8325 Copley Drive,
Cornelius, NC 28031

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Previously operated by: Eastern Federal Corporation

Functions: Church

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The Palace Stadium 12 was opened on October 13, 2000. The theater was a large megaplex in Cornelius. It has been closed since December 31, 2003 and was in imminent danger of being demolished. In 2010, there were plans for other tenents to move in and by 2017 it is in use as a church.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Patsy
Patsy on July 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Chuck: I’ve seen this former cinema and the last I knew it was going to be some sort of art venue/gallery. If I find the website for this concept, I will email. A NC artist friend of mine might know the current status, too.

Patsy
Patsy on July 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

The site with artist’s rendering is posted with a Jan 11, 2010 comment.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm

This article states that the first tenant of this former theater’s space will be a church: View link

NBmovieman
NBmovieman on November 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

My understanding is that the refurbished Movies at the Lake and the Palace were killing each other. Supposedly the sale of the Palace to Eastern Federal was negotiated. EF then closed it down to protect their Movies at the Lake. The Palace was supposedly the nicer cinema, but it was suggested that the ego was involved on the part of EF in which theater was closed. Could well have been more of economic decision,though. I seem to recall that the Palace was built so that if its days as a cinema came to an end, the building could be stripped and leave a large flat floored building for other uses.

fackelman2112
fackelman2112 on February 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm

I saw this building go through many transformations. I remember seeing movies here in the early 2000’s. For a while, it sat there unchanged. I believe it opened up under new ownership but it was quickly closed (Don’t quote me on that). When I was in high school, the building was turned into The Bonu5 Room, which was a live music venue for young, local bands and musicians. I always wanted to go see a show but I never got around to it. I think it closed right around the time I graduated and the owners opened up a different location. Now it’s an Elevation Church.

Patsy
Patsy on February 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm

And the congregation members are called elevators!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 3, 2018 at 11:03 pm

I bet the church services are very uplifting!!

Patsy
Patsy on February 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

I suppose they are. Love the humor.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 20, 2020 at 4:08 pm

The Palace Stadium 12 opened on October 13th, 2000. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 25, 2020 at 3:04 pm

Theatre closed on December 21st, 2003 after Eastern Federal buys it for the sole purpose of closing a competing cinema. Palace Stadium 12 closingPalace Stadium 12 closing Wed, Dec 31, 2003 – 51 · The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina) · Newspapers.com

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