Photos: St. Paul hopes to transform the long-vacant Palace Theatre

Arts & Culture Jeffrey Thompson Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 The view of the Palace Theatre from the stage in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
2 Visitors view the crumbling plaster of the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
3 Mayor Chris Coleman led a tour of the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
4 Plaster and paint crumble at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
5 A plaster rosette near the stage of the Palace Theatre is in need of repair. 
6 Javier Trejo tunes a guitar backstage at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Trejo was at the theater to entertain a group of tourists. 
7 Backstage control levers at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
8 A view of the stage from the mezzanine level at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
9 The ceiling crumbles at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
10 Rusty seats sit on a concrete floor at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
11 Doors lead to main floor seating at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
12 An ornate railing leads upstairs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
13 Tourists walk through the main lobby area at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
14 Marquee letters are stored in the ticket window area at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. 
15 The Palace Theatre marquee has been a staple on West 7th Place in downtown St. Paul, Minn. for years.