Canton Palace Theatre

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Place Category: Arts, Culture & EducationPlace Tags: historic theatre, live events, and movies

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  • The Canton Palace Theatre’s mission is to maintain the architectural integrity of the historic Theatre and partner with others to present cultural, entertainment, and educational experiences for the community. It is the Crown Jewel of Downtown Canton and the cornerstone of the Canton Arts District.

    A vital multi-purpose entertainment facility, its marquee burns brightly sixty feet above Market Avenue, welcoming you to enter its grand foyer and become a part of Canton’s nostalgic past. The Theatre includes an ornate columned proscenium arch over its stage, an elaborate fly system for the numerous stage curtains and theatrical backdrops, eleven dressing rooms, a chorus room, a musician’s lounge, a music room, one shower room, and an orchestra pit with seating for eighteen musicians. Moreover, at 21′ x 46′, the Palace’s silver screen remains he largest movie screen in Canton. All movies shown at the Canton Palace Theatre are in high definition, digital cinema.

    One of the most famous attractions of the Palace Theatre is the mighty Kilgen Pipe Organ. It was originally used to provide accompaniment for the silent movies shown on the Palace Theatre screen. The Kilgen is one of only a few left in the country, and the only one left that remains in its original home.It is featured before movie showings and twice annually during Silent Film special showings.

    Hosting over 300 events a year, with an attendance of over 100,000 guests, the Palace strives to be an important part of Canton’s future.

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