Palace classic movies series 2013-2014

roman holiday vespa scene

From Roman Holiday.

The Palace Theatre has released the slate for the next season of its classic movie series. It includes 15 films and ranges from old classics such as Roman Holiday to more recent favorites such as Back to the Future and Pulp Fiction. The screenings are Monday nights (with a few exceptions), and start in October.

Tickets are $5 , but The Palace is also offering a season pass -- $37.50 for all 15 films (half price). They're on sale now.

The schedule is after the jump.

All movies start at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted.

October 21: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1975, 95 minutes, Rated R - tickets are $7

October 28: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
1963, 119 minutes, Rated PG-13

November 11: 3 Stooges Film Festival
Various running times, not rated

November 18: An American In Paris
1951, 113 minutes, not rated

December 16: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1989, 97 minutes, Rated PG-13

December 20: It's a Wonderful Life
1946, 129 minutes, not rated

December 26: The Muppet Movie
1979, 95 minutes, Rated G - Family Fun Day, 3 pm

January 20: Back to the Future
1985, 116 minutes, Rated PG

February 10: Roman Holiday
1953, 118 minutes, not rated

February 24: Labyrinth
1986, 101 minutes, Rated PG

March 10: West Side Story
1961, 152 minutes, not rated

March 24: Monty Python's Life of Brian
1979, 94 minutes, Rated R

April 7: The Odd Couple
1968, 105 minutes, Rated PG

April 21: The Blues Brothers
1980, 133 minutes, Rated R

May 19: Pulp Fiction
1994, 154 minutes, Rated R

Roman Holiday still: Paramount Pictures


February 24: Labyrinth
I wonder if that's a dress-up-and-sing-along show.

The fact that "Labyrinth" is on the list makes me absurdly happy.

You remind me of the baby
What baby? the baby with the power
What power? power of voodoo
Who do? you do
Do what? remind me of the baby

Dance magic, dance, ooh ooh ooh
Dance magic, dance magic, ooh ooh ooh
Dance magic

Yeah, I'll be going to Labyrinth.... :-)


I love the Palace's movie series - in concept. But they need to get the technical details sorted out in advance, get the projection and screen sorted out. Dim projection and things cropped off the bottom of the screen... did nobody actually check it before pushing the button?

"Push the button, Frank."

In regards to the screen cropping, etc - that is primarily because we show everything on original 35mm film. Throughout the years, scope sizes and various other settings would change from decade to decade so we might show a film that is Cinemascope but one or 2 of the previews we show that night is in a different range, so you will get little adjustments that have to be made. That is all handled live by our projectionist. Also some film is old and simply projects dimmer than another perhaps less used piece of film that we will show on the same evening.

As we move into a digital age it is something that doesn't happen much anymore, but of course we love the classic 35mm film!

There doesn't seem to be any info on the Palace Theatre website about the season pass for the film series. @Palace Theatre, can you fill us in?

I just called the Box Office- you can order the season pass through Ticket Master for $48 and change or you can call them and purchase the pass over the phone ($37.50 as stated above).

It sounds like a good bunch of films that you've got scheduled at the Albany Palace, and the fact that "West Side Story" is again among them is great. I attended a showing of West Side Story (the film) at the Albany Palace five years ago last April, spent the night at a nearby hotel, and had a great time. I like the Albany Palace, because it's a beautiful venue.

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