Our weekend audiences loved this movie, many seeing it for the second or even third time. Don’t miss this chance to watch it on the big screen it for only $3!

The Siamese twins, the tattooed man, a juggler, the bearded lady. All of these people, whose names are ocassionally heard in tales of old traveling circuses, come to life in the new musical The Greatest Showman. NOW SHOWING Fri, Feb 9 – Thur, Feb 15 at 7 pm Mon, Jan 12 at 2 pm Starting Hugh Jackman as the infamous P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey’s Circus, The Greatest Showman is the story of one man’s dream and how it changed the entertainment business forever.

P.T. Barnum is the son of a tailor. He works odd jobs, making enough to survive, but not thrive. A spontaneous idea leads him to take a risky loan and buy a wax museum. Ticket sales are slow, and at the suggestion of some children, Barnum seeks to add something “alive” to his museum. He seeks the help of “freaks” to perform at the museum, and ticket sales increase. Barnum gives these misfits a place to fit in, a place to amaze others, and a real job. He renames his business Barnum’s Circus.

In an attempt to get connected with the upper class, Barnum invites the playwright Philip Carlyle (Zac Efron) to join his venture. (Carlyle’s character is partially based on James Anthony Bailey). Together they expand the show, inviting a trapeze artist, a Swedish singer, and others. Barnum struggles to stay true to his original troupe as he gains favor with more affluent patrons. Rifts are growing between him and his wife, and some members of the public want to see his circus die. Barnum must find a balance between his relationships, his success, and staying true to himself.

The Greatest Showman is one of those rare musicals that showcases completely original music and an original script and idea. It has already received the Golden Globe for Best Original Song (This is Me) and is nominated for the Academy Award in the same category. It also won the Truly Moving Picture award at the Heartland Film Festival. Sheila O’Malley of RogerEbert.com gave it 3.5/4, stating The Greatest Showman is an unabashed piece of pure entertainment punctuated by memorable songs. The Greatest Showman is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. OPENING FRIDAY – THE POST! Rose, our In Depth columnist, is leaving for an extended stay in China. In the meantime, Palace favorite Abby Cronk will be taking over the column. Below is her first submission.

At what length would you go to expose secret government papers? Is it worth losing your job? Having your business potentially shut down?

These are just a few of the things Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) had to risk when they got their hands on copies of government documents that disclosed the US Governments deceptions about the Vietnam War for their paper, The Washington Post, in this week’s Palace movie, The Post. NOW SHOWING Fri, Feb 16 – Thur, Feb 22 at 7 pm Mon, Jan 19 at 2 pm

After Graham’s husband passed away, she became the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. Between adjusting to her new life running a paper and a Federal restraining order compromising their opportunity to publish the documents later known as the Pentagon Papers, we see Graham and her editor, Ben Bradlee make decisions to go forward to publish the truth to the American public in the fight for the Freedom of Press.

The Post is nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. It was nominated for six Golden Globes. The Post won the AFI Award for Film of the Year.

With two actors as strong as Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, not to mention director Stephen Spielberg, I would definitely put The Post on your list of films to see at the Palace in 2018. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 115 minutes. See you at the movies!