A project of ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION INC
Go Digital or Go Dark: Our small town theaters in the Adirondack North Country need to upgrade to digital or face closing
In many of our communities, independent theaters serve as our downtown anchors, where friends, families and visitors have laughed and cried, been scared out of their wits and touched by unforgettable scenes on the big screens.
For generations, these small-town theaters have provided a comfortable, affordable and friendly place for families, teenagers and folks of all ages to meet, and be entertained. The owners are often seen taking tickets, selling popcorn, greeting customers with a smile.
In six months or less, these familiar landmarks will be forced to shut down unless they can make the change from projecting printed film to digital.
Community groups, businesses and individuals across the region have stepped up to make sure our theaters don’t go dark. Please join the campaign to help save our theaters.
All donations are tax deductible!
About The Palace
The Palace Theatre is beautiful! Though three times renovated and upgraded, the original décor has been lovingly restored and maintained.
The Palace was built by a group of local business people opening in 1926 as a silent film emporium and was known as “The Pride of the Great North Woods.” It features a Robert Morton Theatre Organ which remains as one of only 3 in the nation still in its original setting and in working order. From its inception the Palace has enhanced Lake Placid’s year round economy, making the village more attractive to tourists. However, as stated in the original program, “We dedicate the Palace to our village with pride, and trust you will receive many hours of enjoyment and recreation within its walls,” the Palace is here for the people of Lake Placid.
Over the years, the Palace has hosted several world and national film premieres, and over 50 premieres alone since it has served as the host of the Lake Placid Film Forum in 2000.
The Palace's current owners Reg and Barbara Clark, who bought it over 50 years ago, can usually be found welcoming their customers. It is truly a family run theater, as many of their children and grandchildren either work or have worked at the Palace. Indeed Reg himself began his love affair with the Palace, when he worked there as a young boy.