So much happening at the Palace this weekend!


Playing Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, September 12 at 7 pm is "Free Guy," rated PG-13. "Free Guy" runs 1 hour and 55 minutes - that's a medium to large popcorn on the Mike Hanson scale! This fast-paced romp gets its rating due to fantasy violence and language. "Free Guy," about a background character (Ryan Reynolds) in a video game, who decides to become a full-on participant, promises to be a fun ride.

But don't take my word for it. Rotten Tomatoes critics (see below) rated it a FRESH 81%, with regular movie-goers loving it at 94%.

Free Guy is the surprise of this summer ... hilarious and downright entertaining, it proves to audiences that you don't have to be super to be a hero. - Katie Smith-Wong

While I'm no gamer, this is one breezily intoxicating expedition into the unknown I wish I could pick up a controller and play for myself, and that's a compliment. - Sara Michelle Fetters

This is really derivative, but I had a good time and laughed a lot more than I thought I would... If you're a fan of Ryan Reynolds, you get a lot of him here. - Christy Lemire

Tickets are available at or at the door.


On Sunday, September 12 at 2 pm, ACT I presents Tom Milligan, of Old Creamery Theatre, Des Moines Playhouse, Drake Opera, Hoyt Sherman Theater, and Humanities Iowa, as Grant Wood.

Grant Wood chats with the audience in this 45-minute, one-man show as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. We see and hear the man behind American Gothic. We learn the story of how artist Grant Wood took the moments, the memories, and the people of our state, and showed the whole world the beauty of this place, Iowa. After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions about Grant Wood and his life.

ACT I is offering this special presentation free of charge. Open seating is available at the door. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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