Please help us AIR CONDITION the Palace Theater!
Our 91-year-old theater gets mighty warm when we have a full house. We have completed the necessary installation of our Photovoltaic system. This will begin saving the Palace money while we continue to fund raise for the even larger project of Air Conditioning. Engineering Partners are working on the plans for the system that will make our building cool and comfortable for you, our patrons. Though their plans are not complete, they have informed us that the air conditioner that had been offered as a donation is obsolete and does not meet current County energy standards. This just increased the cost substantially. Our current estimate is over $300,000 for a system to cool the theater. Please keep those donations coming in!
There are three ways YOU can support our Campaign:
- Make a Donation! Become a Supporter, Grassroots Donor, or Superstar! Visit our Support Page for details.
- Buy a Candle or Sparkler on our 90th Birthday Cake!
- Toss your “spare” dollars in the clear Donation Box by the Palace Café whenever you are in the theater!
Yes, I want to donate to the Theater Comfort Campaign!
To make a donation to the Palace Theater’s Comfort Campaign, please contact us by way of phone at 808-934-7010, email or drop by our beautiful building located in the heart of Downtown Hilo. You may also mail us your cash or check donation to 38 Haili Street in Hilo. Checks should be made payable to “The Friends of the Palace Theater.” Office hours are M-F, 10am-3pm.
We are a 501c3 registered non-profit. Check with your tax advisor to see if your donation is tax deductible.