Palace Theatre

100-20 Northern Boulevard,
Corona, NY 11368

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robboehm on October 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm

Was this ever known as the Palace-Colonial? I came upon an ad in the September 1920 Paramount Week for a Palace-Colonial in Corona as a participant in a special exhibiting event. I’ve uploaded a photo.

michelejackson on April 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

It was St. Vincent De Paul Thrift store in the 70’s and early 80’s and we purchased it from them and it became Mt. Gerizim Church.

Dougster on August 29, 2007 at 11:32 pm

I believe this was one of the Sheer Bros. Theaters (Dan and Sam Sheer) and was closed or sold in the early 1950’s with the death of Henry Sheer, son of Dan Sheer.

bobby1361 on June 11, 2006 at 5:34 pm

Just drove past there on last Sunday and it was closed and the door chained. I guess the church has closed down!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 12, 2006 at 11:02 am

I moved the photos I posted in February to this location as I reorganized my photobucket account. The old links no longer work.

bobby1361 on March 22, 2006 at 2:51 pm

My church (Refuge Church of Christ Corona my dad was the Pastor)was located at the corner of 34th ave and 101st. For years from at least 1970 to about the early 1980’s it was closed. When the church took it over they painted over the facade with the white paint and added the pull down gate. Behind the theatre on 101st street there is a house located where a parking lot would be. The house must have had something to do the theatre because it sits on the property. There is like a secret driveway back there and if you didn’t know it was there you would pass right by it.
As a kid I always wanted to know what and who lived in the house. The theatre is very long but not wide. I know that the church only uses half of the building as a sanctury, because when you go in you can tell it as if half of the build is blocked off or replaced with a wall.
I am not sure if the church Mt Gerizim is still in operation because it always looks closed even on Sundays. I will have to check that.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 10, 2006 at 8:26 am

Christina Marie beat me to it, but I took these photos of the former Palace just a day or two ago.

Full building profile
Entrance facade
Facade detail 1
Facade detail 2

I wonder what the original facade and entrance looked like when it was still in theatrical operation. I assume it was always a brick facade and imagine that the original wide entryway below the marquee was bricked over at some point and replaced with the new doorway and small windows seen in the 1st and 2nd photo. It’s also obvious there was never a balcony.

Does anyone know if the building served any other purpose between closing and its current use by the church?

Christina Wilkinson
Christina Wilkinson on December 28, 2005 at 3:19 am

Present-day Palace Theatre photo:

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