Thursday, October 3, 2013

Reel Time

The Canton Film Fest might not be on the top of your must-do list this weekend — but we ask you to reconsider the intimate festival, housed at the historic Canton Palace Theatre going on today through Oct. 6. 

Photo courtesy of Canton Film Fest

Here are three reasons to take the trip down 77 South:

1. The — albeit limited — lineup includes a showing of indie film A Fish Story, followed by a Q-and-A with its star and North Canton native, Eddie McClintock. Support a locally born star. Also on tap: Showings of Wagonmasters, Thirteen and O and The Sax Man (To read our profile of its star, Maurice Reedus Jr. click here.) with accompanying Q-and-A’s.

2. If you’ve never been to the Canton Palace Theatre, now is your chance. The landmark was erected in 1926 and still evokes that era’s opulence and grandeur. What better place to view films than from the Palace’s plush red seats, surrounded by its gilded and ornate walls and ceilings?

3. Tickets range in price from $5 for a film screening to $35 to participate in a Saturday-only pre-film reception. Head to any other local movie theater, and you’ll be faced with ticket prices that teeter toward $11. Who could resist a steal — err, deal — as good as this?

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