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2013 Movie Prices

$8 General
$7 Seniors & Students

Call 934-7010 for information.
No Refunds!


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Employee of the Month

Roland Haan

Roland began working at the Palace Theater just this past March and as our newest employee, he does not disappoint! Roland is an usher and recently started working in the box office selling tickets. He is also responsible for the upkeep of our Scrapbook and is our go-to guy whenever we need posters put up around downtown. Roland’s cool and calm personality makes him a pleasure to be around and we appreciate all that he does.

Special Assistance

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in an event, please contact THE PALACE THEATER office no later than 5 days before the scheduled event at 934-7010. We are open Monday - Friday from 10am to 3pm. Mahalo!

Welcome to the Historic Palace Theater The Palace Theater in Hilo, Hawaii - since 1925

Support The Palace Theater While Shopping & Dining at Local Businesses

Download the Big Island Mobile App from Visitor Info Hawaii, and please patron Le Magic Pan (Hilo) and Volcano Winery. Supporting these local businesses benefits the The Palace Theater.

Business office hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm (except holidays)

Business Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.


Upcoming LIVE Events

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival: Strings at the Palace

Saturday, July 18th @ 7pm. Doors open @ 6pm.

What is the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival? It's a world-class summer music festival located in Waimea on the Big Island. For three weeks every July, HPAF brings excitement and cultural vitality to the community, performing over 20 concerts in Waimea, Hilo, and Kona.

On Saturday July 18, the String Program will make its long-awaited return to the Hilo Palace Theater, showcasing its wonderful artists with timeless favorites and mind-bending selections. Piazzolla's tantalizing Tango, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, performed by violin superstar Chee-Yun, will highlight the evening. Equally tantalizing, the unique Quack Moore will join Chee-Yun and cellist Parry Karp in a very romantic rendition of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1. Past audiences never cease to be amazed at the quality of shows produced by Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

Offering musical training to participants from around the globe—from Honoka‘a to Honolulu, from San Francisco to Seoul, from New York to L.A—HPAF is much more than a music camp. The String Program was created in 2011 by Hawaii Symphony Concertmaster Iggy Jang, whose tireless devotion to his students provides a caring, nurturing musical environment conducive to higher learning. Led by an outstanding faculty, participants benefit from a selection of intensive classes and performance opportunities, while being given time to enjoy the unparalleled inspiring beauty of Hawai‘i.

Sponsored in part by Doctors Robert Shapiro and Young Kim.

For more information about the Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival, visit