Today the Palace Theatre seats nearly 1500 guests.
Visit a theater where movies can be seen as they were in the 1920s. It still exists in downtown Canton, where you’ll find the Palace Theatre, a nostalgic part of Canton’s Downtown Arts District.
Sale of the Tonsiline medication provided funds for the million dollar theatre.
Hard to believe this all began with the financial support of a local entrepreneur who made cough syrup. In 1909, Harry Harper Ink received a patent for Tonsiline, a product to cure tonsilitis, sore throats, colds and coughs. The bottle containing the medication was in unique giraffe shaped bottles. Advertisements for this product said:
If you had a neck as long as this fellow
And a sore throat all the way down,
Tonsiline would quickly relieve it.
An original long-necked Tonsiline bottle with a giraffe pictured.
When the theater opened on November 22…
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