This is the beautiful Palace Theatre in the Old East Village London Ontario.  Built in 1929 as a silent movie theatre it has now been converted by the London Community Players into a live theatre.

This is the beautiful Palace Theatre in the Old East Village London Ontario. Built in 1929 as a silent movie theatre it has now been converted by the London Community Players into a live theatre.

This is what the theatre looked like in 1929.

This is what the theatre looked like in

This is what the old lobby looked like in 1929.

This is what the old lobby looked like in

A couple of the ceiling blocks with quotes

A couple of the ceiling blocks with quotes

This is some of the plaster detail work inside the theatre.  Unfortunately due to wonderful Canadian weather, and the fact that this old plaster was put straight onto concrete brick, we had some major damage during the winter months and are now trying to raise money to repair some of the walls.

This is some of the plaster detail work inside the theatre. Unfortunately due to wonderful Canadian weather, and the fact that this old plaster was put straight onto concrete brick, we had some major damage during the winter months and are now trying to raise money to repair some of the walls.

These are the original theatre entry door we had to have steel fire doors put on due to firecodes in the 1990's.  You can see a little bit of the ceiling above the doors we had a fundraiser and each of those squares has a theatre quote in them.  Each square was purchased by an individual who had their favourite quote put on the ceiling.

These are the original theatre entry door we had to have steel fire doors put on due to firecodes in the 1990's. You can see a little bit of the ceiling above the doors we had a fundraiser and each of those squares has a theatre quote in them. Each square was purchased by an individual who had their favourite quote put on the ceiling.

These are the coolest plaster chandeliers they weigh an absolute ton.  They were originally installed in the old Capitol Theatre that was re-purposed back in the 90's.

These are the coolest plaster chandeliers they weigh an absolute ton. They were originally installed in the old Capitol Theatre that was re-purposed back in the

Back in the day you can barely make out the tram tracks in front

Back in the day you can barely make out the tram tracks in front

an old clipping describing some of the movies opening at the the old Palace

an old clipping describing some of the movies opening at the the old Palace

Those french doors you saw into the lobby in the previous picture no longer exist (sigh) but here are the new ones we replaced them with (20 years ago)

Those french doors you saw into the lobby in the previous picture no longer exist (sigh) but here are the new ones we replaced them with years ago)

And this is what the theatre looks like today (well almost).  We have changed out all the old seating and now have 350 beautiful comfortable taupe coloured seats that match the buildings interior.  Today you can purchase a seat for $200 and dedicate it to the memory of a loved one who appreciated live theatre.  The name placque goes on the side of the seat for everyone to see.

And this is what the theatre looks like today (well almost). We have changed out all the old seating and now have 350 beautiful comfortable taupe coloured seats that match the buildings interior. Today you can purchase a seat for $200 and dedicate it to the memory of a loved one who appreciated live theatre. The name placque goes on the side of the seat for everyone to see.

I love this old shot back in 1931 of the Palace management and ushers.

I love this old shot back in 1931 of the Palace management and ushers.

a view of the theatre before we built out the stage and put in an orchestra pit

a view of the theatre before we built out the stage and put in an orchestra pit

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