A Christian Concert, Silent Film, and a movie featuring local actress all at the Palace Theatre this weekend


Patrons will have the opportunity to attend three separate events this weekend at the Palace.

The local praise and worship group United Worship will perform in the Palace May Pavilion on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Playing original Contemporary Christian songs from their new CD, this group of God loving musicians unites as one to worship. Members include Wes Meadows, Matt Brent, Mallory Gleespen, Fermen Yoder, Doug Bowling, Matt Deeren, Andre South, and Ryan Bales. Opening for the band will be the faith-based rock & roll band SafeKept, based out of Columbus, Ohio. Tickets are $15.

On Sunday, September 27 at 3 p.m., patrons can celebrate and explore the Marion Palace theatre’s historic Wurlitzer during an event appropriately named Pedals, Pipes and Pizza. Audience members will experience a short silent film accompanied by professional organist John Lauter and enjoy selections and sing-a-long numbers by local organists, Father Buffer, Angela Carbetta and Greg McDonald. After the show, patrons will have the opportunity to find out how the organ works, play a piece of music and enjoy pizza on the Palace stage. Tickets for admission and pizza are $15.

September 25, 26 and 27 the theatre will show the romantic-comedy film, “Before We Go,” starring Chris Evans (Captain America) and Alice Eve. The movie also features River Valley alumna and Harding High School graduate, Emma Fitzpatrick in a supporting role. The PG-13 film will play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. as well as at 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Movie admission prices are $4 for all ages and $2 for current PCAA members presenting a valid membership card.

Tickets for United Worship and Pedals, Pipes and Pizza may be purchased at the Palace box office, 276 W. Center St. in downtown Marion or by phone at 740/383-2101 or at the door one hour before the performance. Box office hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the movie may be purchased at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org.