OPINION: Palace Arts Center is a Grapevine Gem for Movie and Performance Fans

One of Grapevine’s jewels is the Palace Arts Center, which is made up of the Palace Theatre and the Lancaster Theatre, which are both located at 300 S. Main Street. The Palace was built in 1940, and The Lancaster, which was used as a grocery store before it was a theatre, was constructed in the 1930s. Both venues became victims of neglect and disrepair.

In 1991, the Grapevine Heritage Foundation bought the Arts Center and revamped both buildings to save them from demolition. The Foundation used an art deco theme for the Palace, making it feel like a trip to the past once the threshold is crossed. For the Lancaster, they used a Spanish Mediterranean style design.

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