Canton Palace Theatre Presents Year-round Entertainment

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canton theater 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.

tonsiline ad 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.

tonsiline bottle An original long-necked Tonsiline bottle with a giraffe pictured.

  When the theater opened on November 22…

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3 thoughts on “Canton Palace Theatre Presents Year-round Entertainment

  1. Thanks for the re-blog. The Canton Palace Theatre is a great place for a family movie night but my greatest enjoyment is their Kilgen Wonder Organ. It created surround sound before anyone else ever thought of the term.

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