The 1,500-seat Lorain Palace Theater in downtown Lorain is one of those ornate old movie palaces from the 1920s, when movie going was an experience. Built in 1928 with sculpted ceilings highlighted in gold in the lobbies and a domed ceiling with a chandelier in the auditorium and a Wurlitzer organ, the theater has remained a centerpiece of the city of Lorain reinventing itself as a civic center/multipurpose entertainment facility. Although like many of its type threatened with demolition at one point, the Lorain Palace has never closed and has had upgrades over the years, with the original chandelier and Wurlitzer still intact. Today it hosts everything from movies to concerts to dance recitals, graduations and a youth theater.
617 Broadway Avenue, Lorain