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 Palace Theater

Unfortunately there is no longer a theater in Xenia.

Some information on the former Palace Theater is provided below.

 Extracted from The Southern Illinois Record of Feb 22, 1917

 1917 - Xenia Palace Theater show a complete failure

The show given in favor of the Boy Scouts of Xenia last Friday night at the Palace was a complete failure. Not saying this to the discredit of the theater management, but rather to their credit. We positively know that Mr. Pickering paid $12 for the service and was to have good reels. But this is only a sample of what a moving picture man has to go up against in a small town. He has a letter of apology from the people that sent him the films but that of course does not remove the predicament in which he was placed. We all know that Elzie does try hard to give us the best pictures that can be afforded for the size of the crowds.

Marion Ellsworth 'Elzie' Pickering was born in Xenia Feb 1, 1881 and died in Xenia Apr 22, 1941 aged 60. His occupation at death was given as a wood worker.