Palace Theater movie series 2011-2012

We are laughing at the superior intellect -- November 21.

The Palace announced the lineup for its 2011-2012 movie series today (the topic came up recently).

The series starts October 24 with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The rest of the schedule after the jump.

We pieced this schedule together from the Palace's Facebook page. Movies start at 7 pm and tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids (unless otherwise noted)

October 24: Rocky Horror Picture Show
With a "shadow cast." $7

November 21: The Wrath of Khan

December 23: It's a Wonderful Life

December 26: Mary Poppins
Starts at 3 pm as part of Family Day.

January 23: Three Stooges Film Festival

February 27: Office Space
With a "pre-movie networking event complete with chance to win a red Swingline stapler of your very own." Also: "a chance to participate in the office-equipment beat-down."

March 26: The Bad News Bears
The Walter Matthau version.

April 30: Dr. No
Part of a James Bond 50th anniversary celebration, which includes a "Bond themed casino."

May 14: Grease sing-along
"Now with easy-to follow lyrics on screen, you can sing-along with the T-Birds and Pink Ladies to all of your Grease favorites."

The Palace's classic movie series has advertised on AOA in the past.


My worst nightmare can now be realized on May 14 - Grease Sing-along. (Shudders)

I missed the Three Stooges Film Festival last year, but I'm gonna try to make it to this one.

Grease Sing-along sounds awful, but I'd love to see a Mamma Mia! sing-along.

Wait, they're not having the sing-along version of "The Bad News Bears?" Darn it...

Khaaaaaaaan! I've already put a group together for the 21st.

Pretty disappointed in the lineup this year. The annual showing of It's a Wonderful Life is always a good time, but how about some movies people actually want to see.

Was there a large following of people that actually wanted to see Office Space at the Palace theater?

Office Space is a cult classic. It's just not a very big cult. I've been to packed showings in other towns, and will happily evangelize entire the Capital Region.

New resident question: Do people here boo and hiss at Mr Potter?

Who doesn't boo and hiss at Mr Potter?

I agree with BB--I'm pretty disappointed with the line-up this year (especially after last year with Bonnie and Clyde, Butch Cassidy, Chinatown)--I don't plan to go to any of the films this year.

Agreed, k. Drastic step down.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is like no other!!! You are a fool to miss this. To simply call it "a movie event" is a huge understatement. Im not sure about Office Space and Grease but do not miss The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I went to many of the movies last year, and it seems to me that the ones K mentioned above as being the best (Bonnie & Clyde, Butch Cassidy & Chinatown) were actually the ones that had the smallest crowds. Maybe they needed to cut the fat down to films that would gather larger crowds. I see a few on here I will check out like Rocky, Khan, Bad News Bears and Dr. No.

I agree with the above comments that this is a lacklustre bunch of films. Maybe there are hardcore "Rocky Horror" fans who want to see it for the umpteenth time (ditto for "It's a Wonderful Life"), but I'd rather see more classic films that haven't been shown annually in this area. I went to several films at the Palace last year, but probably won't venture out for any of these.

I've been a steady patron, along with my daughter, of the series from it's inception. But, this line up is pretty lame.A meager selection classic films. A cult favorite or two. But the programmers need to look to so many older films. They just need to use a better catalog. The problem could be there are few classic films that exist on celluloid anymore. Understandably making it hard, if they need to live up to that standard. But I'd enjoy seeing a digitally presented version of a classic film on the big screen (provided they have the proper projection equipment). Anyway, I hate to trash the series, because I loved going, but there's maybe one or two this series that I'd drag myself away from my Blu-ray and large plasma tv to go into the city to see,

I agree with Jackie, while the list is certainly shorter than in previous years, it includes all of my favorites. I went to every film last year, and the oldest "classics" seem to draw the fewest people. Chrisck...there are more than a "few" Rocky Horror fans that want to see it for the umpteenth time, last year the theater was filled!

"Dr. No" with the Bond themed casino seems fun. I mean, who wouldn't want to hang out in a Bond casino? Maybe it's just me; I used to want to be a Bond girl when I was young.

Just a few Rocky fans huh? The palace Theatre holds almost 3000 people and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be sold out or close to it. Some of the people claiming that the lineup is lame need to see that having shows like Rocky with a live shadowcast is a special thing that ,amy cities never get to see. Last years show cost over $10,000 to clean up and everyone left in awe of what took place. FOr those of you skipping out, Id reconsider.

Would like to see at least one old B&W classic. (Counting 'It's a Wonderful Life as a Christmas movie). Last year saw 'All About Eve' and 'Double Indemnity' and they were great on a big screen.

Mary, unfortunately it's over for the season but when it picks back up check out the NYS Writers Institute's classic film series.

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