Palace Theatre

105 S. Main Street,
Bryan, TX 77803

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Previously operated by: Schulman Theatres

Functions: Live Theatre, Special Events

Previous Names: Greater Palace Theatre

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Palace...Bryan Texas

The Palace Theatre was opened on December 14, 1922 with House Peters in “The Storm”. On September 18, 1929 it was renamed Greater Palace Theatre. Although the Palace Theatre was demolished, its classic “Palace” sign, marquee and the main entrance were preserved.

This now serves as the entrance to an outdoor performance venue which hosts special events, weddings, and live theatre.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 17, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Image of the PALACE THEATER sign and marquee. Taken 10/08

ScotchTX on August 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm

The roof actually caved in, making some demo necessary for safety reasons.

ScotchTX on November 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

It should also be noted that the stage area, where the screen is placed for movie showings, is actually the pre-demo Palace. I suppose more could have done more to save the entrance, but based on pictures I have seen and my faint memories, it wasn’t nearly as picturesque as the Queen or even the Dixie accross the street. Because the entire roof over the seating area collapsed, I think the city did about as good as could be expected at the time to salvage something from the ruins.

ScotchTX on April 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Watch Lyle Lovett’s “This Old Porch” or especially the video “Trucks, Tortillas and Tombstones (Part 2)” to see the Palace and all of Downtown Bryan before the rehabilitation of both.

50sSNIPES on March 7, 2022 at 1:55 pm

This page needs to be updated, the Palace still runs as a special events theater today (which includes concerts and sometimes films).

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