Palace Theatre Movies

The Palace Theatre, a restored art deco-style 1940s theater, makes going to the movies a special occasion. This Grapevine attraction features classic films, such as Grease, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Elephant Man, Singing in the Rain and Rebecca, on the first Friday of every month as part of the First Friday Film Series at the Palace Arts Center.

Admission is only $6 per person. Movies are general admission style seating.

JANUARY- FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL - MAY - JUNE - JULY -
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Bring in a same-day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant and receive a free small popcorn.
If you have any questions, call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 817.410.3100.

 

DECEMBER

Christmas Story

A CHRISTMAS STORY 
(1983)
PG, 94 minutes
Sunday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19 at 2 p.m.

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon & Darren McGavin
Directed by Bob Clark

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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WHITE CHRISTMAS
 (1954)
NR, 120 minutes
Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 21 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 at 7 p.m.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye & Rosemary Clooney
Directed by Michael Curtiz

A successful song-and-dance duo become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

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MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
 (1947) NR, 96 minutes
Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara & John Payne
Directed by George Seaton

When a nice old man, who claims to be Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
 (1946)
PG, 130 minutes
Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 23 at 7 p.m.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed & Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Frank Capra

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

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ANIMATED DOUBLE FEATURE:
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS & HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (1965) G, 25 minutes
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966) NR, 26 minutes
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

The Shop Around the Corner

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
 (1940) NR, 99 minutes
Wednesday, December 26 at 2 p.m.
Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart & Frank Morgan
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
 (1993) PG, 105 minutes
Thursday, December 27 at 2 p.m.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan & Ross Malinger
Directed by Nora Ephron

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

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BATMAN RETURNS
 (1992) PG-13, 126 minutes
Saturday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito & Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed by Tim Burton

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

 

JANUARY (director Frank Capra celebration month)

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MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
 (1936) NR, 115 minutes
Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur & George Bancroft
Directed by Frank Capra

A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
 (1944) NR, 118 minutes
Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane & Raymond Massey
Directed by Frank Capra

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden’s aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
 (1938) NR, 126 minutes
Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart & Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Frank Capra

A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

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IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
 (1934) NR, 105 minutes
Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert & Walter Connolly
Directed by Frank Capra

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
 (1939) NR, 129 minutes
Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur & Claude Rains
Directed by Frank Capra

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

FEBRUARY

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
 (1952) G, 103 minutes
Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor & Debbie Reynolds
Directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

MARCH

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The Wizard of Oz
(1939) PG, 102 minutes
Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan & Ray Bolger
Directed by Victor Fleming

A young girl is swept away from a farm in Kansas to the magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

APRIL

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NORTH BY NORTHWEST
 (1959) NR, 136 minutes
Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint & Jason Mason
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

MAY

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE
 (1987) PG, 98 minutes
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright & Mandy Patinkin
Directed by Rob Reiner

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.


JUNE

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JAWS
 (1975) PG, 124 minutes
Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw & Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by Steven Spielberg

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.


JULY

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TOP GUN
 (1986) PG, 110 minutes
Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM
Starring: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer & Kelly McGillis
Directed by Tony Scott

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.


AUGUST (Audrey Hepburn celebration month!)

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ROMAN HOLIDAY
 (1953) NR, 118 minutes
Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn & Eddie Albert
Directed by William Wyler

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

 

SEPTEMBER

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Back to the Future
 (1985) PG, 116 minutes
Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd & Lea Thompson
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.


OCTOBER

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
 (1974) PG, 106 minutes
Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn & Marty Feldman
Directed by Mel Brooks

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.


NOVEMBER

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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
 (1977) PG, 121 minutes
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY FILM

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher
Directed by George Lucas

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.