- The Louisville Palace
Infobox_nrhp | name = Loew's and United Artists State Theatre
caption = Front view of The Louisville Palace
lat_degrees = 38
lat_minutes = 14
lat_seconds = 51.65
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 85
long_minutes = 45
long_seconds = 27.62
long_direction = W
locmapin = Kentucky
March 28, 1978
governing_body = Private
refnum=78001361cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Louisville Palace is a theatre in downtown
Louisville, Kentuckylocated in the city's so-called theater district on the east side of Fourth Street between Broadway and Chestnut Street. This historic landmark opened in 1928 and was designed by architect John Eberson. It has a seating capacityof 2,700.
Elegant and ornate, "The Palace" exhibits a
Spanish Baroquemotif with arcades, balconies and turrets. Cobalt blue, bursts of red and gold indirectly light all of the niches, coves and entrances. Above is a curved, vaulted ceiling with 139 sculptures of the faces of historical figures. The actual theater room inside "The Palace" is heavily ornamented and displays an imitation nighttime sky on the ceiling.
The theater is two stories with a floor and a balcony. Both floors contain bars that run the width of the building behind the theater, separated by a grand lobby of intricate art and architecture.
Its uncommon appearance has made it a popular venue for musicians to record live performances (including
Third Dayand Alison Krauss).
Today, the theatre features an array of popular movies, old and new, as well as concerts by popular artists ranging from Jewel to
Queensrÿcheto Godsmackto the Jonas Brothers, most recently being Robert Plantand Alison Krauss on the opening dates of their Raising Sandtour, which began on April 19 and 20, 2008.
List of attractions and events in Louisville, Kentucky
List of concert halls
* [http://www.louisvillepalace.com/ Official website]
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