Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

Disney’s The Lion King Jr

Friday October 14th @ 7pm
Saturday October 15th @ 7pm
Sunday October 16th @ 2:30pm
Friday October 21st @ 7pm
Saturday October 22nd @ 7pm
Sunday October 23rd @ 2:30pm
Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime
Live Musical Theatre

Director: Larry Reitzer
Musical Director: Charles Bankhead Haines
Choreographer: Nadia Schlosser

$15 General Admission
All tickets are subject to $5 in additional fees. All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

The Friends of the Palace Theater Present Disney’s The Lion King Jr., live on the historic Palace stage featuring a cast of 60+ local youth performers!

Disney’s The Lion King Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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The Haunted Palace

Friday, October 28th
Saturday, October 29th

Ready for a scare?
we DARE you to enter THE HAUNTED PALACE.
The Haunted Palace is an immersive walk through experience showcasing 8 bone chilling settings throughout the theater,
featuring ghastly sights and terrible frights.

Tickets Available Now
$25 Presale
$30 at the door
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Your ticket guarantees entrance to The Haunted Palace experience for the night it is issued for (ie a ticket for Friday grants admission to Friday). Check in curb side upon arrival to the theater. Groups will be led through every ten minutes, entrance is first come first served. Anticipate a wait time to get in. Wait time depends on crowd size. Tickets are limited, buy in advance. Event operates from 7:00pm until 11:00pm both nights, recommended to arrive between 7:00-9:00pm on the night of your ticket.

Performers will not touch you, please do not touch them. This event features flashing lights, loud noises, fog effects, and is not for the faint of heart!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Monday, October 31st
Doors open at 7:00pm
Costume Contest at 8:15pm
Movie starts at 9:00pm


The Palace Theater proudly presents
12th annual Halloween Night
screening spectacular

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
& costume contest hosted by
Lady Lily La Douce & Celeste W. Starr!

Pre-sale Tickets coming soon!
$12 in advance
$12 at the door IN COSTUME!
$15 at the door without Costume
$17 GA ticket with Participation kit

Join us at the historic Hilo Palace Theater for the most fabulous Halloween festivities on this side of Mauna Kea. Swing by the theater’s front steps with your keiki between 6:00-7:30 for family friendly trick-or-treating with Big Island PRIDE as part of the Hilo Town Haunt.
Doors open at 7:00pm and sign ups begin for the annual costume contest. Sign ups are limited to the first 25 entrants

Strut your stuff across the Palace stage to show off your costume for our esteemed panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd  place, along with Riff Raff’s Choice Award. Prize packages include exciting items from local companies such as Aerial Arts Hawaii, Big Island Grown, and more. Stay tuned for further details.


Ladies of the Palace – Ho’s for the Holidays

Saturday, November 5th @ 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Live Drag Show
approx 120 min

$20 High Risers (Red)
$30 General Admission (Yellow)
$50 VIP  (Green)
All seating is open within pre-assigned sections base don the seating chart linked below. All sales final.

The Ladies of the Palace are back! Join them for a one night only Drag Review, showcasing 8 of Oahu’s top performers as they bring to you  “HO’S FOR THE HOLIDAYS!”

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BILL KIRCHEN – The Titan of the Telecaster

Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm
Doors and Box Office open at 6pm

Live Concert | approx. 120 min
Community Co-Production

$35 General Admission
$55 Golden Circle (Priority Orchestra Seating)
All tickets $5 more on Day of Show
All seating is open and first come first serve on night of. Golden Circle tickets permit access to sit in the theater’s priority orchestra section.
All sales are final, Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

Blues Bear & B97 / B93 are proud to present “The Titan of The Telecaster” Bill Kirchen – Country Rock – Rockabilly, Singer, Songwriter Grammy Nominated Guitarist. Bill performed and wrote many great songs playing with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s. “To Much Fun”“Mama Hated Diesels” are just a few of his killer repertoire along with his signature version of “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Bill will be touring as a trio with road tested rhythm section drummer, Malcom Miles and Paul Riley on bass.

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen first gained national recognition as a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His trademark guitar licks drove their Hot Rod Lincoln cut into the Top Ten in 1972. He has released ten CDs on his own, and recorded and/or played guitar live with a who’s who of Americana and Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll, among them Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Hazel Dickens, Doug Sahm, Hoyt Axton, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.


Saturday, December 3rd @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Live Concert | approx. 120 min
Community Co-Production

$45 General Admission
$60 Golden Circle (Priority Orchestra Seating)
All tickets $5 more on Day of ShowAll seating is open and first come first serve on night of. Golden Circle tickets permit access to sit in the theater’s priority orchestra section.


An Evening with Hawaii Legend Slack Key Master Ledward Kaapana and Tavana a multi-instrumentalist from Honolulu, HI. who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet while simultaneously playing guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele and soulful, island inspired rock and blues.

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