Movie

First Friday Family Movie: “Superman” (1978)

The Canton Palace Theatre presents a FREE family-friendly movie as part of the Canton First Friday celebration “I Need a Hero”.

Synopsis:

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: FREE, general admission. No tickets required.
RATING: PG
RUN TIME: 2 hours 23 minutes

Documentary: “MOMO, The Missouri Monster”, presented by Small Town Monsters

Synopsis:

A new “docu-drama” from indie film production company, Small Town Monsters, seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of “Star Hill” near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was seen by terrified citizens for weeks. The case gained national media attention during the 70’s and remains one of the largest tourist draws for the tiny town, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director, Seth Breedlove, is told in narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear under the guise of a lost b-movie from the 70s. The horror film depicts the widely believed details of the MOMO story (said to have been inspired by Breedlove’s love of grindhouse movies and old “creature features”) and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual people who lived through the events. The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet’s Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown).

Details

DOORS OPEN: 7 PM
ADMISSION: $7, general admission. Tickets also available at the door.
RATING: PG
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 22 minutes

The Ohio Ocean Foundation and Canton Palace Theatre present A Plastic Ocean

The Ohio Ocean Foundation and Canton Palace Theatre present the documentary A Plastic Ocean, followed by a panel discussion.

Synopsis:

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: Free, reservations suggested
RATING: Not rated
RUN TIME: 1 hour 42 minutes

Sci-Fi Double Feature: Plan 9 from Outer Space and The War of the Worlds

The Canton Palace Theatre presents a sci-fi double feature with Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958) and The War of the Worlds (1953).

Synopsis:

Plan 9 from Outer Space –  After the embarrassing failure of the first eight plans, a group of evil aliens enacts plan nine – resurrecting the dead to take over the Earth.

The War of the Worlds – When a scorching meteor-like object crashes to Earth, a scientist waits three ill-fated days for the object – a spaceship filled with Martians – to cool.  Meanwhile, the extraterrestrials continue their invasion of the planet.

Details

SHOWTIMES: 7:30 PM for Plan 9 from Outer Space, 9:10 PM for War of the Worlds
INTERMISSION: 8:50 PM – 9:10 PM
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $5 per movie or $7 for both, general admission
RATING: Plan 9 from Outer Space – Not rated, The War of the Worlds – G
RUN TIME: Plan 9 from Outer Space – 1 hour 9 minutes, The War of the Worlds – 1 hour 25 minutes

Silent Film Special: The Gold Rush

The Canton Palace Theatre hosts a special presentation of the silent film “The Gold Rush” starring Charlie Chaplin, with special accompaniment by organist Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ.

Synopsis:

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Details

DOORS OPEN: 1 PM
ADMISSION: $7, general admission
RATING: Not rated
RUN TIME: 1 hour 35 minutes

Special Film Presentation: Pulp Fiction

A special one-night-only screening of the Quentin Tarantino’s classic, “Pulp Fiction” on Canton’s largest screen!  More details coming soon.

Synopsis:

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Featuring:

  • Movie-themed concessions
  • Costume contest

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
SHOWTIME: 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $6, general admission. Tickets also available at the door.
RATING: R
RUN TIME: 2 hour 34 minutes

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