#30a - Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre has filled multiple locations on Main Street. This present site is the third. At the 1940 opening show, “My Love Comes Back,” seats cost 10¢ for adults and 5¢ for children. The Palace became a central place in Grapevine for people to gather. Children came on Saturday afternoons for double-feature shows. Teens brought their dates on Saturday nights to sit close in the loveseats. Drawings for cash prizes were held on Tuesday evenings. Families enjoyed shows on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. It was a fine facility for a little town on the Grape Vine Prairie. In the 1970s, the Palace became a venue for live country music shows. In May 2001, after an extensive renovation, the restored and updated theatre was re-opened by the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. The theatre, with its balcony, features 427 seats. Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Brenda Lee, Porter Wagoner, Bruce Channel and other stars have performed here.