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Family Friendly Film Fest

Monday, June 29, 2020

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Monday, June 29, 2020

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We are thrilled to announce that screening of movies will resume Monday, June 22 at the Marion Palace Theatre!

Four family friendly retro movies will be shown throughout the week including “A Dog’s Purpose,” “Home,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and “Trolls.” All 10am films will require patrons to wear masks. During the 2pm and 7pm showings, masks are optional. Additional precautions and protocols are listed below.

 HOME (2015)

Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Stars the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin.

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Rated: PG | Run Time: 1 hour, 34 min

Show Times (JUNE 22-28):
10am – Mon & Fri (face mask mandatory)
2pm – Tue & Sat
7pm – Wed


Synopsis: A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. Stars the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert.

Animation, Adventure, Action | Rated: PG | Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Show Times (JUNE 22-28):
10am – Thur (face mask mandatory)
2pm – Mon & Fri
7pm – Tue & Sat


Synopsis: Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton and Pooch Hall.

Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Rated: PG | Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Show Times (JUNE 22-28):
10am – Wed (face mask mandatory)
2pm – Thu & Sun
7pm – Mon & Fri

TROLLS (2016)

Synopsis: TROLLS is a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. Stars the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel.

Animation, Adventure, Comedy Rated: PG | Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Show Times (JUNE 22-28):
10am – Tue & Sat (face mask mandatory)
2pm – Wed
7pm – Thu & Sun

Policies and guidelines will continue to evolve with time and will be assessed and updated on an ongoing basis.

For Everyone’s Safety

  • Palace staff and volunteers will conduct daily wellness checks and implement the use of face masks, as well as the use of gloves as appropriate.
  • Guests will be encouraged to wear face masks in public areas and stay home if sick
  • Masks will be designated as mandatory during the 10am movie showings. Masks will be optional during the 2pm and 7pm show times.
  • Low-contact options for ticket and concession purchases will be available through the website (fees apply)
  • There will be an increased frequency of cleaning, especially high-touch surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the theatre
  • In-theatre signs and markings will encourage proper social distancing


 Hours, Product & Price

  • The Box Office will remain closed until further notice.
  • Movie tickets and concessions may be purchased in advance through the website. All movie tickets purchased online will cost $4. Each transaction will incur a $2.50 processing fee. In an effort to reduce processing fees for patrons, combination packages will be offered. Advance ticket buyers will be sent an email with order details. Patrons will be required to show the email with proof of purchase on a smart phone or a printed copy.
  • Those who wish to avoid online processing fees may purchase tickets at the main theatre door with cash or credit card. Doors will open 45 minutes before show time.
  • PCAA members who wish to redeem movie and concession passes must do so in person.
  • Hours of operation will be limited, opening late morning and closing early evening. Daily movie times are scheduled for 10am, 2pm, and 7pm daily. The Palace website will provide details on movie titles, synopsis, and scheduled showings.
  • Family friendly retro movies will start June 22 and with the following titles: “A Dog’s Purpose,” “Home,”  “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and “Trolls.”



  • Low-contact food ordering will be highly encouraged through
  • Concession stands will be open, serving the traditional menu – popcorn, soda, & candy. Each item will be $2. Patrons are encouraged to present cashiers with exact dollar amount to avoid the need to make change.
  • Plastic barriers will be installed in concession room.


Auditorium Arrangements

  • A checkerboard seating pattern and a couple of empty seats between groups allows for proper social distancing in accordance with the CDC. Guests will be assisted by volunteers to ensure proper social distancing
  • Although capacity will be limited, groups can be seated together upon arrival at the theatre and in accordance with state regulations, provided accommodations are available
  • Extra time between shows will allow the time for thorough cleanings
  • Following the movie, guests will be asked to exit while practicing social distancing between groups, dispose of all trash and avoid congregating in the lobby


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