The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce movie weekends at the Marion Palace Theatre will resume this weekend. Movie-goers will be among the first to enjoy an elevated listening experience with the newly installed state-of-the-art sound system designed by Eighth Day Sound, a subsidiary of Clair Integration. The $200,000 installation project was subsidized by The Marion Palace Theatre Perpetual Care Fund and The Robert and Dorothy Wopat Community Fund at the Marion Community Foundation.
The 2022 Golden Globe winning film, “West Side Story,” will play on January 28, 29, and 30. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of the 1957 musical explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. “West Side Story” is rated PG13 for some strong violence, strong language, thematic content, suggestive material and brief smoking. Run time is 2 hours, 36 minutes. Show times are Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon will show with open captions.
Admission prices for movies are $4 for all ages and $2 for current 2021-2022 PCAA members presenting a valid membership card. Concessions are available and are reasonably priced. Items available for purchase include 20 oz. Pepsi products, popcorn, and boxed theater candy for $2 each.
The Palace will continue to observe current safety guidelines. Policies and guidelines will continue to evolve with time and will be assessed and updated on an ongoing basis. While masks are not required at the Palace, the CDC recommends them for all guests regardless of vaccination status. When masks are worn, they may be removed for eating and drinking. Capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements are lifted. For more information call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org.