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Grapevine’s Palace Theatre celebrates 75 years by showing classic ‘Tender Mercies’

The Palace Theatre, which is celebrating 75 years, has hosted events such as The Grapevine Opry, movies and live performances.
The Palace Theatre, which is celebrating 75 years, has hosted events such as The Grapevine Opry, movies and live performances. Star-Telegram

Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre will celebrate 75 years of movies, music and live performances on Friday.

As a thank you to the community for their continued support, the Palace Theatre invited guests to enjoy a free evening film at the restored 1940s era performance venue.

This special 75th anniversary celebration will feature complimentary admission, as well as a free small popcorn and small fountain drink for each guest.

At 7: 30 p.m., guests can enjoy the classic film “Tender Mercies,” starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper and Betty Buckley.

“Tender Mercies” features a scene that was filmed at the Palace Theatre in 1981.

Free tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets may be picked up at the Palace Theatre at 300 S. Main St., or the the Grapevine Visitor Information Center at 636 S. Main St. Also, reserve tickets online at Palace-Theatre.com and print them from home. Tickets will not be available the evening of the movie.

Committed to the preservation and faithful stewardship of Grapevine’s historic resources, the Grapevine Heritage Foundation’s roots run deep in advocacy, education and outreach to the citizens of the community as well as the thousands of visitors who explore the city each year.

When the Palace Theatre, built in 1940, it was threatened with closure by bankruptcy in 1991, the Grapevine Heritage Foundation acquired the Art Modern building, situated prominently on Main Street and saved it from demolition.

The Palace Theatre, along with the Buckner Cash Grocery Store, also acquired by the foundation, has been transformed into the Palace Arts Center, which includes an additional performance and meeting facility known as the Lancaster Theatre.

For additional information about other events at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre, call 817-410-3100 or visit Palace-Theatre.com.

For information about Grapevine, contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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