Where History and Entertainment Meet!

Performing Arts Center

The Palace Theater, Nevada's third, after the Electric Theater and the Majestic Theater, opened December 20, 1913 with admission set at one dime. Second owners, Warner Grossman and his wife, Myrtle played "music from records... for silent films" until  pianist, Cassie Harrell was hired. The Palace Theater closed in 1928 when they "couldn't compete" when the Circle Theater opened up that same year.

Photographs and information courtesy of JoAnn Hunt and the Nevada Community Historical Society and their book "Voices from the Past - The Story of Nevada, Iowa"