Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

Avenue Q – the Musical

Opening March 18th!
Only Two weekends of limited capacity performances.

Join us for a special production of the acclaimed puppet musical AVENUE Q, all about the hard realities of life. Described as Sesame Street meets South Park, it’s a raunchy good time with it’s heart on its sleeve.

Showtimes, Tickets, and Show info all coming soon so stay tuned for developments!


Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is the laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Who is AVENUE Q appropriate for?
Adults love AVENUE Q, but they seem a little, er, fuzzy on whether it’s appropriate for kids. We’ll try to clear that up. AVENUE Q is great for teenagers because it’s about real life. It may not be appropriate for young children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It’s hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q – parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this – if you DO bring your teenagers to AVENUE Q, they’ll think you’re really cool.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All Authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.



The Tragedy of Macbeth

Friday January 21st @ 7:00pm
Saturday January 22nd @ 7:00pm
Sunday January 23rd @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday January 24th @ 7:00pm with Captions
Tuesday January 25th @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to show

Shakespearean Drama
105 min | Rated R

Tickets Available Now
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Students & Veterans

Directed by Joel Coen
Starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell

Synopsis: A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

House of Gucci

Friday January 28th @ 7:00pm
Saturday January 29th @ 7:00pm

Sunday January 30th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday January 31st @ 7:00pm with Captions
Tuesday February 1st @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to show

157 min | Rated R

Tickets Available Now
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Students & Veterans

Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons

Synopsis: House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately… murder.

The bonkers true story that chronicles the unraveling of the Italian fashion empire is also first-class frothy and fun entertainment.” US Weekly

This glorious melodrama is an instant cult classic, a joy to behold, a meme-factory in the making.”

Groundhog Day

On Groundhog Day!
Wednesday February 2nd @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to show

Classic Romantic Comedy
96 min | Rated PG

Tickets Available Now
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Students & Veterans

Directed by Harold Ramis
Staring Bill Murray, Andy MacDowell

Synopsis: Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

Parallel Mothers

Friday February 11th @ 7:00pm
Saturday February 12th @7:00pm
Sunday February 13th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday February 14th @ 7:00pm
Tuesday February 15th @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to show

Spanish with English subtitles
123 min | Rated R

Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit

Synopsis: Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

“The somber meets the surreal in a gorgeous movie with one of Penelope Cruz’s best performances.” Richard Roeper CHICAGO SUN-TIMES



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.

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