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Albany, New York


Palace Theatre

The 2,800-seat Palace Theatre is located in the Clinton Avenue Historic District of Downtown Albany, at the corner of Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street. The theater opened in 1931 as an RKO movie theater and during the time was the largest cinema in Albany. Designed by John Eberson, the Palace Theatre is a brick and stone building with some features of atmospheric design. The interior is in the Austrian Baroque style with its decorated ceiling, red marble staircases, and murals decorating the walls. The theater is owned by the city and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Today the Palace Theater is a major entertainment venue in Albany, hosting more than 150 events each year. Performances include concerts, plays, musicals, live comedy, and screening of movie classics. Famous personalities and music groups that have performed here include Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Trailer Park Boys, and the Rolling Stones. The Palace Theater is also the home of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and equipped with a full-sized orchestra pit that can be raised and lowered by an elevator.

Location: 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207

Website: Palace Theatre

Tel: 518-465-3334

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