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

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

Allan Merchant smoothing out the cement in the Palace concession area as the Palace updates 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. "This week Edwards Plumbing removed cement for floor sinks and roughed in plumbing, Allan Merchant replaced cement, and Mike Morrow, with the expert assistance of his father, Dave, began framing the new concession stand.
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Caberet Postponed

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

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

Garrett Ryan as William Shakespeare and Rich Hainstock the teacher Mr. Moses Roses in Tongue Twisted 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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Tongue Twisters to be presented by The Wolf Creek Players March 6-8 in Dysart

The Wolf Creek Players present the spoof Tongue Twisters on the stage at the Union Middle School in Dysart from March 6th until the 8th.  Showtimes are 7 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Come and see how well the three teams of middle school students have mastered their tongue twisters.  Warning, your sides

Bob Black and Banjoy along with Joy Ward to return to Garrison March 15

Bob Black and his band, Banjoy, with Fiddler Joy Ward, return to Garrison Sunday, March 15th to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a few days early! Come hear some lively Irish, bluegrass and midwestern roots music! Refreshments by the Garrison Library.


Once again, our annual Cabaret concert is just around the corner!  We would like to invite you to join us for a wonderful night of music Friday, March 13th at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium.The VSHS bands and choirs have been working tirelessly since the start of the new year on music that is sure to provide you with a little extra skip in your step and a smile on your face.
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Union High School Music Department to Present spring musical “Bright Star”

Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

The Last 5 Years, Brings Superb Musical Performance to the stage of ACT I

I have to admit, as I went to watch "The Last 5 Years" at the Palace during one of the dress rehearsals I knew it was going to be a tough one to see for me. I went in the door gritting my teeth and hoping to manage to pull off a cool demeanor as I prepared to watch the show. A very well written piece by Jason Robert Brown about a couple and their struggles in marriage.
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