In December 1963, the Palace Theater in Lorain was putting the finishing touches on a six-month rebuilding of its famous organ, in preparation for the upcoming Mary Lee Tucker Christmas Show.
The publicity for the organ’s rebirth reminded a Lorain resident that he had a souvenir program for the opening of the Palace Theater on April 19, 1928.
Read all about it in the article below, which appeared in the Journal
on December 2, 1963.
Palace Organ Renovation
Brings Back Memories
The story about the rejuvenation of the Palace Theater organ brought back memories to Joseph Muzik, 1113 Fifth St.
He went back to his old records and came up with the souvenir program for the opening of the Palace Theater April 19, 1928.
The organ, after six months of rebuilding and “tuning up,” will make its second debut Wednesday night at the Mary Lee Tucker Christmas Show at the Palace.
Muzik is a
veteran and active member of the Lorain City Club, which is collaborating with The Journal’s Mary Lee Tucker organization in producing the show.
The souvenir program, with a colorful cover and a full quota of congratulatory ads, announces the opening of the $500,000 theater, “A Temple of Amusement Dedicated to the Future Progress of Lorain,” and lists the attractions.
Muzik’s memory is pretty good.
He said that when he read The Journal story, giving the title of the opening film as “Something Always Happens,” he knew that it wasn’t quite right.
Reference to the official program showed the title of the picture was “Something’s Always Bound to Happen.”
Vaudeville attractions were:
in “Half There;” Ned Norworth and Wanda Nash, an act drawn from the big Broadway musicals, and the Arthur and Brown Revue.
Syd Sampliner and the Palace Theater orchestra, and Larry Jean Fisher and the organ, completed the program.
Among advertisers who have since disappeared from the scene were the Paris Candy Kitchen, Honecker’s Pharmacy
, the New Lorain Hotel, Rathwell’s Garage, Craft’s Central Drug Store, and the A. B. Sauer Music Co.
Strangely enough, although Muzik’s memory was good, (remembering what the Palace souvenir program had listed as the opening movie's title), it sure looks like the Journal
did indeed get the film name right in its 1963 story.
A quick search on the internet shows that the movie apparently was
titled, Something Always Happens