The Louisville Palace

The Louisville Palace

Infobox_nrhp | name = Loew's and United Artists State Theatre
nrhp_type =

caption = Front view of The Louisville Palace
location= Louisville, Kentucky
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
area =
built =1927
architect= Eberson,John
architecture= Other
added = March 28, 1978
governing_body = Private
refnum=78001361cite web|url=|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, Kentucky located 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 capacity of 2,700.

Elegant and ornate, "The Palace" exhibits a Spanish Baroque motif 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 Day and 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 Queensrÿche to Godsmack to the Jonas Brothers, most recently being Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the opening dates of their Raising Sand tour, which began on April 19 and 20, 2008.

ee also

*List of attractions and events in Louisville, Kentucky
*List of concert halls


External links

* [ Official website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Louisville Palace — ist ein Veranstaltungsgebäude und ehemaliger Filmpalast im Unterhaltungsviertel der Stadt Louisville im US Bundesstaat Kentucky. Das opulent in einer Imitation des spanischen Barockstils erbaute Großkino wurde 1928 von John Eberson gestaltet. Der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Louisville Palace — 38° 14′ 52″ N 85° 45′ 28″ W / 38.24768056, 85.75767222 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louisville, Kentucky — Louisville redirects here. For other uses, see Louisville (disambiguation). Louisville   Consolidated city county   Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government …   Wikipedia

  • Louisville, Kentucky — Louisville (Kentucky) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Louisville. Louisville …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louisville Orchestra — The Louisville Orchestra is the primary orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky and has been called the cornerstone of the Louisville arts scene. It was founded in 1937 by Robert Whitney (1904 1986) and Charles Farnsley, Mayor of Louisville. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Louisville Ballet — The Louisville Ballet is a ballet school and company based in Louisville, Kentucky and is the official state ballet of The Commonwealth of Kentucky. More than 100,000 people attend the company s productions annually of which most are accompanied… …   Wikipedia

  • The O2 (Dublin) — The O2 It s Built, They re Coming Former names The Point Theatre General information Type …   Wikipedia

  • The Gorge Amphitheatre — The Gorge or The Gorge in George The Gorge Amphitheatre during the Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2006 Location 754 Silica Road N.W. George, Washington …   Wikipedia

  • Louisville (Kentucky) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Louisville. 38° 15′ 15″ N 85° 45′ 37″ W …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Backwoods Barbie Tour — Dolly durante uno de los conciertos. Dolly durante uno de los conciertos. Gira de Dolly Parton Álbum(es) Backwoods Barbie Fecha de inicio 28 de marzo de 2008 …   Wikipedia Español