Discover the life of the great theatrical impresario Sylvester Z. Poli, who built the beautiful Palace Theater in 1922.

Mister Wonderland recounts the remarkable story of Sylvester Z. Poli, a humble artisan who emigrated from Italy to America at the end of the 19th century — only to become the greatest theater impresario of his time. The film chronicles his journey from rural Tuscany to the bright lights of the Roaring Twenties, revealing how a migrant’s ingenuity shaped the movie-going experience as we know it. Crossing continents and generations, Mister Wonderland sets out to find what remains today of Sylvester’s theaters and the communities they used to serve.

A champagne toast and a short speaking program by the Palace Theater CEO Frank Tavera, Board Chairman Dr. Peter Jacoby, and other local dignitaries will precede the documentary.

Free popcorn will be available.

This is the rescheduled date of the postponed January 2022 engagement. All previously purchased tickets to this presentation through the Palace Theater will be honored on this new date. If there is a conflict with this new date, the Box Office will be happy to address any issues.