The Louisville Palace
There are a handful of places around the city that almost every Louisvillian knows about. For example, if you had to entertain a tourist for a weekend, what places would you take them to? Downtown Louisville would be a good place to start. In Downtown Louisville, there is a high concentration of places an out-of-towner would need to see to get the 'Louisville experience'. There's the gorgeous Waterfront Park on the river, the Louisville Science Museum, and the Louisville Slugger Museum for starters. While you're in Downtown Louisville, another place you might take them to would be The Louisville Palace. Especially this summer, when the Louisville Palace has so many cool things going on, visiting is a must.
The Louisville Palace is so well known by Louisvillians because it has been around for so many years. Opened in 1928, The Louisville Palace operated as a movie theatre. Today it looks very much like it did back then, which is one of the reasons why The Louisville Palace is such a cool destination spot. With its old-fashioned marquee, bright lights, and ornate architecture, seeing a film or a show at the Louisville Palace is a unique experience. Nowadays the Palace serves as a venue for live concerts as well as a movie theatre. Many bands love to perform at the Palace because of its old world charm. The vaulted ceiling with over one hundred sculptures peering down on you shows just how much artsmanship and skill went into the Louisville Palace so many years ago.
This summer, The Louisville Palace will be showing a number of famous Alfred Hitchcock films as a part of their annual Alfred Hitchcock series. Since the Alfred Hitchcock series is held every year, it's one of Louisville's favorite events. It makes sense that such classic, beloved films are screened at such an old and appreciated venue. Underneath the Palace's vaulted ceiling, attendees can watch a different Hitchcock classic every week, beginning July 19th and ending August 31st. In order, here's the list of the films being shown at this year's Alfred Hitchcock series: Rebecca, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, The Trouble with Harry, To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. If you're a fan of Hitchcock's work, attending one or all of the screenings would certainly be up your alley; if you've never seen these great films before, there's arguably no better place to see them at than the Louisville Palace. Tickets are only five dollars, so if you're looking to do something fun for not much money, The Hitchcock series at the Palace is the place to be.
The Louisville Palace is located at 625 South Fourth Street. For more information on the Louisville Palace including other events taking place this summer, just visit the following link: http://louisvillepalace.com/.