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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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Support the Canton Palace Theatre During #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020 is a movement that’s been created to mobilize the world as an emergency response to the overwhelming need caused by COVID-19.


Make the most of your support with matching fund programs
As a non-profit organization facing tens of thousands of dollars lost due to cancelled and rescheduled events, the Canton Palace Theatre is participating in two initiatives hoping to offset that loss.  By supporting the theatre now there’s potential for your donation to be doubled!  Here are the two programs:

GivingTuesdayNow Match Program
Through this program, the Canton Palace Theatre is elligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching donations from GoFundMe Charity.  In order to receive the matching funds, the theatre must receive at least $1,000 from at least 20 donors.

#Nonprofit Matching-Fund Initiative
Firespring has partnered with Nonprofit Hub and Do More Good to creating matching funds.  Each participating non-profit is eligible for funds that are placed in a pool for each state, and receives matching funds based on their number of donations.  So more donations = a bigger payment from the pool of money designated for Ohio organizations. Donations can be made now through May 26.

But wait, there’s more – win a Gold Star membership!

As a “thank you” to our donors, and a celebration of two of our employee’s birthdays, we’re holding a contest and giving away a Gold Star membership!  Here are the details:

– Go to either fundraising site mentioned above and make a donation to the Canton Palace Theatre

– Give at least $76 (in honor of Technical Director Chris Lesho’s 43rd birthday on May 3 and Membership & Marketing Coordinator Laura Strader’s 33rd birthday on May 6) to be entered into the contest.

– If you give on each site, you’ll be entered twice.

– One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, May 27th.

– The winner will receive a Gold Star membership ($100 value), good for 1 year, which includes access to members only presales for tickets, 6 free movie passes, balcony access during movies, and more.

All of us at the Canton Palace Theatre thank you for your support,
and look forward to seeing you in the theatre again!

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

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

BARB

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

GUS, JACK, AND RUBI
   
House Manager Mary Beth has been spending quality time with her three furry friends at home.

JACK FRANK

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

LEVI

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!

LOLA

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.

MAXIMUS

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

VALENTINO

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

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!

Canton Palace Theatre Announces 2020 Summer Kids Movies

NEWS RELEASE
Contact:
Georgia Paxos, Executive Director
330 454 8172 x 305
georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org 

CANTON PALACE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2020 SUMMER KIDS MOVIE SERIES
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 georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org 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 http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

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.

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Canton Palace Theatre Announces 2020 Sensory Cinema Series

NEWS RELEASE
Contact:
Georgia Paxos, Executive Director
330 454 8172 x 305
georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org 

CANTON PALACE THEATRE ANNOUNCES  2020 SENSORY CINEMA FILMS

An eight-week movie series tailored to audiences on the Autism Spectrum

Canton, Ohio, April 2, 2020. The Canton Palace Theatre in conjunction with the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation presents the eight-week movie series Sensory Cinema.   The movies will begin at 6:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm.  Admission is $2.00 and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 up until noon on the day of the movie.

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 Theatre environment will be tailored to the attendees on the Autism Spectrum and their families.  This includes lower levels of sound and theater lights remain on, dietary sensitive offerings in the concession stand including gluten and dairy free options, trained staff and family restrooms.

“We realized that the experience of attending a movie is something that an increasing number of children and adults in our community are not able to participate in, due to sensitivities caused by Autism and other Sensory Processing Disorders, “said Georgia Paxos, Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre.  She continued,” We reached out to local partner – Love, Andrew Autism Foundation – to make sure we have addressed many of the issues that prevent families with children or adults on the Spectrum from attending movies.  We look forward to this fourth annual season of Sensory Cinema and continuing to provide entertainment options in the future for all families in our area.”

Autism is the fastest growing and most severe developmental disability in the U.S. today, with the National Health Institute reporting prevalence in one in every 68 births nationwide. Programs, like Sensory Cinema, foster inclusion and acceptance for children with autism and their families.

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

About Love, Andrew Autism Foundation

The mission of the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation is to create communities of compassion in which personalities flourish, friendships blossom, and futures are fostered, allowing children with autism to live their best lives. The Foundation is instrumental in putting in place The Star Room™ in local schools, as well as inclusion and acceptance programming. For more information on the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation and The Star Room, visit www.loveandrew.org.

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 http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.   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.

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Canton Palace Theatre working towards rescheduling events through April 14, 2020

As you may have already heard, Ohio Governor DeWine, the city of Canton Health Department, the Stark County Health Department, and the Ohio Department of Health have given advice and recommendations regarding COVID-19 and cancelling or postponing large gatherings in our communities. The Canton Palace Theatre is currently working with the promoters of our upcoming events through April 14, 2020 to abide by these recommendations.

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