Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events


Some Kind of Heaven

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Documentary | 81 min
Not Rated

Rental Price: $12
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Directed by Lance Oppenheim

With Some Kind of Heaven, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community — a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents — and one interloper — who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.

Stick around after the film for a pre-recorded discussion with director Lance Oppenheim and several subjects from the film, exclusive to virtual cinema engagements.

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Crock of Gold

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Documentary | 124 min
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Rental Price: $12
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Directed by: Julien Temple

Synopsis: A celebration of Irish punk poet Shane MacGowan, composer and lead singer with The Pogues, combining unpublished archive footage and family footage with animation.



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Documentary | 129min
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Directed by: Alex Winter

Synopsis: An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.



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Documentary | 109min
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Directed by: Alexander Nanau

Synopsis: Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.



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Purchase price: $6.99
50% of each purchase goes directly to the Hilo Palace, with the remaining 50% being donated to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Justice Ginsburg in 1972!

Documentary | 97 min
Rated PG

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.


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The Palace Theater is proud to present LIVE FROM THE EMPTY PALACE, a video series of live performances held in the empty auditorium of the Hilo Palace Theater.

While it’s currently unsafe to gather an audience in person, we are working on ways to bring the show to you! We hope you enjoy this series highlighting our deep pool of local Big Island talent. Stay healthy, stay informed, and see you back at the Palace when it’s safe out there.

Singer/Songwriter Grace Scanlan brings her original song “Mister Mango Man” to life from the historic stage of the empty Palace Theater.

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Beauty and the Beast – Spring Youth Musical


Friday March 27th @ 7:00pm
Saturday March 28th @ 7:00pm
Sunday March 29th @ 2:30pm

Friday April 3rd @ 7:00pm
Saturday April 4th @ 11:00am
Sunday April 5th @ 2:30pm

Due to the continuing escalation of the COVID-19 health crisis facing our country, this production has been postponed.

Doors open 1 hour before show start.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at the Palace Box Office
$10 Children 12 and under
$15 Seniors 55+ & Students
$20 General Admission
$30 VIP Reserve
All tickets $5 more on Day Of Show, except children’s tickets

Directed by Larry Reitzer

See the beloved musical brought to life on the Palace stage featuring a cast of 100+ performers ranging from 5 to 55.

Stay tuned for more information!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).

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Fantastic Fungi

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Not Rated | Documentary | 81 min

Rental Price: $4.99
Own it: $14.99

Directed by Louie Schwartzberg
Narrated by Brie Larson

Available by popular demand, Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.

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