Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events


Thursday Dec 23rd @ 7pm
Doors open 30 min prior to show

Holiday Horror Comedy Classic
106 min | Rated PG

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

Directed by Joe Dante
Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Gizmo & the Gremlins

Synopsis: A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

 “The season’s most delicious and unexpected surprise. Despite the horror-flick title, Gremlins is a movie of wicked wit and startling invention, and it has a heart that’s at least a match for the special effects.” Peter Travers PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Home For the HiloDays 2021

Friday Dec 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday Dec 18th @ 7:00pm
Sunday Dec 19th @ 2:30pm

The Palace Theater
in association with
Hilo Education Art Repertory Theatre (HEART)
are proud to present the return of
An annual live holiday stage show for the whole family to enjoy.
Featuring Hilo’s brightest starts performing classic songs of the season.

Tickets for in person attendance and more info will be available soon!

I Was A Simple Man

Thursday Dec 2nd @ 7:00pm
Friday Dec 3rd @ 7:00pm
Saturday Dec 4th @ 7:00pm
Sunday Dec 5th @ 2:30pm
Doors Open 30 min prior to each show

General Admission – $10
Senior, Student, Veteran – $9

Drama, Made In Hawaii
100 min

Written & Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
Starring Constance Wu, Steve Iwamoto, Kanoa Goo, Chanel Akiki Hirai, Tim Chiou, Boonyanudh Jiyarom

Synopsis: I Was A Simple Man is a ghost story set in the pastoral countryside of the north shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Revealed in four chapters, it tells the story of an elderly man facing the end of his life, visited by the ghosts of his past. Incorporating familial history and mythology, dream logic and surrealism, I Was a Simple Man is a time-shifting, kaleidoscopic story of a fractured family facing the death of their patriarch that will take us from the high-rises of contemporary Honolulu to pre-WWII pastorals of O‘ahu and, finally, into the beyond.

“A 100-minute spell of beauty and melancholy, intimate and grand in equal


Friday Nov 26th @ 7:00pm
Saturday Nov 27th @ 7:00pm
Sunday Nov 28th @ 7:00pm
Monday Nov 29th @ 7:00pm with open captions
Tuesday Nov 30th @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to showtime

Rated R | 111 min
Biopic / Drama

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins

Synopsis: The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

“Larraín’s approach to the material is rich and intoxicating and altogether magnificent.” Guardian


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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