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Palace and ACT I bring live entertainment to the Palace May 7th and 8th

By ACT I Of Benton County · April 10th, 2021
The Palace in cooperation with ACT I and the Schmidt Brothers is pleased to announce a live concert at the Palace. The concert is planned for May 7th and 8th starting at 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 and seating is limited to 70 each night to honor social distancing. We recommend wearing a mask out of respect for others.

Into The Woods” brings the Brothers Grimm to the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and how the choices we make affect our lives. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.

UpdatedValory is a short film about a young boy living out in the rural Midwest countryside who finds a ship in a bottle in the cornfield by his house with a neighboring friend. Together, they try and figure out how the bottle came to be there in the first place, surrounding it with mystic wonder.Preproduction for this project began in November of 2020, but the script has been written since around 2014.

Despite the restrictions of the pandemic, the Union High School Drama department will be presenting a live performance of two one act plays on Friday Nov. 6th and Saturday Nov. 7th at 7pm in the Union High School auditorium. “Bad Actors Audition” and “The Once Act Play that Goes Wrong” were chosen specifically because of their small casts that allowed for appropriate pandemic prevention methods while still giving audiences a night of great entertainment.

In Depth: Possible Re-opening of the Palace Date Set

By Vinton Palace Theatre · June 5th, 2020
OK, before I give you the fun news - a quick update: NO POPCORN THIS FRIDAY NIGHT! HOWEVER, we WILL be serving CURBSIDE POPCORN on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 6 & 7. ANNND! We will also be serving LEMON SHAKES! HOURS on SATURDAY and SUNDAY: 6-8 PMWe will be properly gloved and masked, and ready to quench your thirst and satisfy your Palace Popcorn craving for the week.

Vinton Palace to Continue Popcorn Sales, but Movies are on hold

By Vinton Palace Theatre · May 21st, 2020
At this point the managers and trustees do not believe it is financially feasible for us to open at 50% capacity with 6-foot spacing, due to the cost of content. Our other concern is available movies, as studios have already streamed their spring and early summer offerings. The online site we use to view upcoming content currently shows no new film release dates until July 17.

Palace updates Concession Area

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 23rd, 2020
When you see a cement truck parked in front of the Palace Theater, you know the movie isn't showing. Progress is being made on the new concession area at the Palace. Allan Merchant was in the beginning stages of repairing the floor for the new concession area. According to the Palace, demolition took place in just five hours a week ago Saturday.

Caberet Postponed

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 13th, 2020
In an effort to do our part in protecting our school-community’s health, we have decided to postpone tonight’s Cabaret. We do this reluctantly and know that many were looking forward to the event. While we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Benton County, we also know we would have many attendees from outside the school district and we know the spread is happening quickly in Iowa.

In Depth: Sonic The Hedgehog

By Vinton Palace Theatre · March 7th, 2020
Tomorrow am (Saturday, March 7) our demolition crew will begin the first stage of our 20th Birthday Concession Stand Remodel!We WILL remain open during the project, however, the right side of the lobby will no longer be accessible until the work is complete. We will be serving limited concessions on the stage - popcorn, candy, and bottled and canned drinks.

Cast of Tongue Twisted will leave you chuckling

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 7th, 2020
With a cast of 21 actors and actresses, children and adults, and in between, the Wolf Creek Players presented a delightful play at the Union Middle School auditorium."Tongue Twisted" is a play with many twists, well tongue twists, that makes the audience want to try to repeat the tongue twisters along with the cast, while rooting for the cast as they say their tongue twisting lines.

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