The Palace Theater in Canadian


IT BACK OVER TO ANDY. (ANDY:) THE 110 YEAR-OLD PALACE THEATRE IN CANADIAN HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR YEARS. KAMR LOCAL FOUR’S YEARS. KAMR LOCAL FOUR’S CRYSTAL MARTINEZ JOINS US AGAIN WITH MORE. (CRYSTAL MARTINEZ:REPORTING) THE PALCE THEATRE HAS BEEN AROUND SINE 1909…AFTER A FEW NAMES… RENOVATIONS…AND RESTORATIONS THE THEATRE SOON BECAME ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT SPOTS IN CANADIAN. (RAY WEEKS / PROPRIETOR) ” I FEEL LIKE THIS PLACE GIVES EVERYONE SOMETHING TO DO.” RAY WEEKS HAS GROWN UP IN THE THEATRE SINCE HIS MOTHER WAS A CO-OWNER IN THE EIGHTY’S (RAY WEEKS / PROPRIETOR) “I TELL PEOPLE YEAH IT WAS MY JOB WHEN I WAS A KID TO RUN OUT BACK TO HOSE DOWN THE SWAMP COOLER SO IT WOULD STAY COOL.” NOW…WEEK’S SPENDS HIS TIME BRINGING PEOPLE TOGEATHER THROUGH THE POWER OF A GOOD MOVIE. (RAY WEEKS / PROPRIETOR) “SOMETIMES IT WILL BE PACKED WE’LL HAVE 150 PEOPLE IN HERE THE LOBBY WILL BE FULL OTHER NIGHTS THERE WILL BE TWO PEOPLE.” THE PALACE THEATRE IS ONE OF A KIND. WITH ONLY ONE SCREEN AND WOOD FLOORS….THE THEATRE SEEMS TO BE PAUSED IN TIME. (NATALIE PINO / PROPRIETOR) “WE CAN SHOW ONE MOVIE WE SHOW IT FOR ABOUT A WEEK. SOMETIMES TWO WEEKS IT DEPENDS ON THE MOVIE AND THE DISTRUBUTION COMPANY.” BUT THAT DOESN’T KEEP PEOPLE FROM GATHERING TOGEATHER TO WATCH A GOOD SHOW (NATALIE PINO / PROPRIETOR) “WHETEHER OR NOT THEY’VE SEEN THE MOVIE THEY WILL COME BACK.” THE MAGIC THAT PALACE THEATRE HAS KEEPS CARETAKERS DOING THEIR VERY BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO WALK THROUGH THE DOORS. (RAY WEEKS / PROPRIETOR) “I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE COME IN HERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND THE ENERGY LEVELS WHEN WE HAVE A PACKED…PACKED LOBBY.” THAT ENERGY CARETAKERS SAY IS WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE COMING BACK (RAY WEEKS / PROPRIETOR) “THE THEATRE COULD BE THE HEART OF CANADIAN.” IN CANADIAN CRYSTAL MARTINEZ KAMR LOCAL FOUR NEWS (ANDY:) THE PALACE THEATRE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR IT’S HIGH TECH SOUND. THE WOOD FLOORS AND THE SOUND SYSTEM HELP TO GIVE MOVIE GOERS THE ULTIMATE THEATRE EXPERIANCE. (ANDY:)

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