Canton Palace Theatre Business and Box Office Set to Reopen May 18, 2020. Building Remains Closed.

In response to the Responsible RestartOhio plan put forth by Ohio Governor DeWine on April 27, 2020, the Canton Palace Theatre remains closed through May 31, 2020, or until theaters and/or entertainment venues are permitted to re-open. The Business and Box Office remains closed thru May 12, 2020, at which time we will reevaluate the opening of the business and box office only.

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Meet the Palace Pets

Lately, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home.  One of the upsides is more time with our pets, as we trade colleagues for furry friends while we work from home. Here are a few of the “Palace Pets” keeping us company:


August may be the luckiest pet of all, as he is probably enjoying private concerts by organist Jay Spencer.


Barb is being treated to special meals and lots of cuddles thanks to her dad, Technical Director, Chris.

House Manager Mary Beth has been spending quality time with her three furry friends at home.


More time at home = more time to play ball, and our Event Staff person, Kellie, is happy to oblige.


We’re sure that Levi is enjoying having his mom and Palace volunteer, Simone, at home more, but we wish she was popping up some delicious popcorn in the theatre!


Don’t let the picture fool you – this one is normally full of energy, but she’s been accompanying Membership & Marketing Coordinator, Laura, and her family on LOTS of walks around the neighborhood.


In addition to enjoying some delicious table scraps, this little guy is enjoying keeping his mom, Executive Director, Georgia company while on Zoom meetings.


Lighting Director, Adam, says Valentino is the “perfect mixture of a crazy cat and a snuggly lap dog”.

Meet the Palace Pets

The Canton Palace Theatre Stage Gets a Facelift

While the theatre is closed to the public, the Canton Palace Theatre technical staff has been working to keep the theatre looking its best.  Several maintenance projects that require the theatre to be closed have been moved up to be completed during this time.  The biggest of these projects was the repainting of the stage.  After prepping, sanding, painting, and painting some more, the stage is looking beautiful!  Check out the progress pictures here:

BEFORE – well loved, and in need of some work

Sanding the surface

Applying the first coat of paint

First coat complete and dry

Second coat of paint drying

Finished and beautiful!

We can’t wait to welcome performers, musicians, comedians, authors, and more back to our beautiful stage!

The Canton Palace Theatre Stage Gets a Facelift

Canton Palace Theatre Announces 2020 Summer Kids Movies

Georgia Paxos, Executive Director
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In its 18th year this movie series is a summer tradition in Stark County

Canton, Ohio, April 3, 2020— The Canton Palace Theatre presents the eight-week movie series Summer Kids Movies.   The movies will begin at 1pm, with doors opening at 12pm. Admission is $2.00 and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 up until 4pm on the Friday before the movie showing. All tickets are sold at the door the day of the movie showing.

The 2020 schedule of films include:
June 15, 2020                  Frozen II
June 22, 2020                  Lion King (2019)
June 29, 2020                  Toy Story 4
July 6, 2020                      Dumbo (2019)
July 13, 2020                    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
July 20, 2020                    Aladdin (2019)
July 27, 2020                    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
August 3, 2020                Game Plan

The Summer Kids Movie Series, now in its 18th year brings children and adults from all parts of our community, including many summer camps and child-care facilities. The concession stand is always open, serving movie theatre favorites including popcorn, soft drinks, water and candy.

“We are happy to be able to continue to provide this annual movie tradition. Many, many children watch their first ever movie in a theater, during the Summer Kids Movie Series. The historic atmosphere, the stars and the clouds in the sky provide the complete experience,” said Georgia Paxos, Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre.

More information for each of the movies can be found on the Canton Palace Theatre website, including film ratings, run times and a brief synopsis of each film.

The Canton Palace Theatre is currently seeking community sponsors for this movie series. If you are interested in helping fund this program, please email today!

About the Canton Palace Theatre

Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit

The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.


Canton Palace Theatre Announces 2020 Summer Kids Movies

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