ALBANY, N.Y.—The Palace Theatre announced the unveiling of its new digital projector during a day-long celebration of film during Oscar weekend on Saturday, March 1.
The movie triple-header will begin with a free screening of Despicable Me 2 at 2 p.m. The afternoon will continue with showings of two recent Academy Award winning films, Shakespeare in Love at 5 p.m. and Argo at 8 p.m. Tickets for the two evening films are $5 each.
The new equipment will increase events as well as meet requirements for visiting performing artists.
"This new system is a wonderful tribute to our roots as an old-time movie house as we bring the Palace into the 21st century. The digital projector will stimulate additional economic activity by allowing us to draw a larger audience to the theatre and to downtown Albany," said Palace Theatre Executive Director Holly Brown.
Tickets for all film screenings on March 1 will be available beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 3 p.m. by phone at (518) 465-4663, at all Ticketmaster locations or in-person at the Palace Theatre Box Office at 19 Clinton Avenue in Albany. The Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.