ABOUT, The Palace
At the foot of the fells, at the top of the town
Monday 3.30 - 10.30
Tuesday 10.30- 10.30
Wednesday 10.30 - 10.30
Thursday 10.30 - 10.30
Friday 3.30 - 10.30
Saturday 10.30 - 10.30
for cinema customers is on Brewery Street, behind the cinema.
We are WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Please call ahead to reserve a seat for a wheelchair.
not too big, not too small, once a little run down,
is a pile of old stone, a receptor for rain -
The Palace works hard to live up to her name.
She throws on her lights every night for a show
as the townspeople scuttle out in the cold.
Up the hill they queue in their coats in June
with phlegm they wait for a film and a brew.
She throws on some music and conjures from air
deserts and highways and talking bears,
women who fight and men who cry,
teenagers who in secret fly
spaceships and forests, the ocean deep
while the townspeople settle down and dream…
For a couple of hours they let themselves go
enchanted by The Palace and her movie-show
They take off their coats and in those red velvet seats
they sink a little deeper and are free
to taste the edges of what their one life can be
to sample all the possibilities
that time and place have trimmed down
to a familiar life in a familiar town.
The Palace swells and sighs with all her guests