Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

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His Girl Friday

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Friday June 25th @ 7pm
Saturday June 26th @ 7pm
doors open 30 min prior to each show

93 min | Hollywood Classic
Romantic Comedy

Directed by Howard Hawks
Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russel

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.

“Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is possibly the definitive screwball romantic comedy” Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus

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Palace Pride Shorts Showcase

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SUNDAY June 27th @ 2:30pm
doors open 30 min prior to show

110 min

General Admission : $10
Seniors/Students : $8

Enjoy a curated program of short films celebrating diverse perspectives from the LGBTQ+ community.

In partnership with Hawaii Island Pride and the Made in Hawaii Film Festival, the Historic Hilo Palace Theater is proud to present the first short film showcase event in celebration of PRIDE MONTH! This year’s theme is RISE & PRIDE, with a special focus on trans and BIPOC experiences. Click HERE for program info.

Pride Slide HANA HOU

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Beauty and the Beast

buy tickets now logoFriday July 16th @ 7:00pm
Saturday July 17th @ 7:00pm
Sunday July 18th @ 2:30pm

Friday July 23rd @ 7:00pm
Saturday July 24th @ 7:00pm
Sunday July 25th @ 2:30pm

Friday July 30th @ 7:00pm
Saturday July 31st@ 7:00pm
Sunday August 1st @ 2:30pm

Doors open 1 hour before show start.

Children 12 and under : $10
General Admission : $20
SUPER Patron : $40

The purchase of each SUPER Patron ticket directly supports the Palace’s youth theater program and helps the theater financially overcome the capacity limitations from COVID.

All seating throughout the auditorium is reserved to maintain social distance protocols. Capacity is limited for each showing, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

Directed by Larry Reitzer
Choreography by Nadia Schlosser
Music Direction by Lisa Taylor

See the beloved musical brought to life on the Palace stage featuring a cast of local performers ranging from 5 to 55!

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

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Click here to donate to our End of Year Fundraiser!

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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.

Duo Dragonwing “Blackout” | Duo Dragonwing perform an incredible aerial chains act from the empty Palace Theater. Michael Radiff and April Leopardi are an aerial duo from Las Vegas, Nevada. While working as professional dancers, they fell in love with aerial arts and the world of circus, and came together as Duo Dragonwing.

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