Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

Some Like it Hot

June 1st @ 7:00pm
Doors and concessions open at 6:30pm

Not Rated | 121 min | 1959

$10 General Admission
$9 Senior | Student | Veteran

Synopsis: After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS will see your favorite classic films play on the Palace Big Screen every Thursday evening at 7pm.  The idea behind this series came straight out of the theater’s suggestion box, so if there’s a title you’d love to see please share it with us!


The Wind & the Reckoning

Saturday, June 3rd @ 2:30pm
Doors and concessions open at 1:00pm

Adventure, Drama, History | 94 min
Not Rated

AARP Hawai’i invite you to attend this very special screening. Tickets are free but you must pre-register to reserve a seat.

Register HERE or call 1-877-926-8300
AARP membership is not required.

Directed by David L. Cunningham
Starring Henry Ian Cusick, Jason Scott Lee, Johnathon Schaech

Synopsis: The West overthrows the Hawaiian Kingdom as an outbreak of leprosy engulfs all Native Hawaiians suspected of having the disease banished permanently. When a local cowboy name Ko’olau and his young son contract the disease, they refuse to allow their family to be separated, sparking an armed clash with brutal white island authorities that will make Ko’olau and his wife, Pi’ilani heroes for the ages.


Hot Potaytahs

Thursday June 8th @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Live music | Funk N Roll
Dance party on the Palace stage.

Tickets Available Now
$15 General Admission

Dance with the Hot Potaytahs on the Palace Stage! Playing funky classics, rocking covers, and piping fresh originals, The Hot Potaytahs is made up of Yisa Var, Charles Haines, Bill Heideman, Gonzo, Trever Veilleux, Jeff Silberman, & Randy Skaggs

Beer, Wine, Food available for purchase, the good times are free.



Friday, June 9th @ 7:00pm
Doors and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert
Approx 120min

$25 General Admission Sale, only 100 discounted tickets available**
$40 General Admission
$60 Golden Circle with free Signed CD
*All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is open within ticketed sections. Seating is first come first serve.

Blues Bear Hawaii and KWXX present an evening with MAKANA LIVE in concert.

Makana is on tour in support of his newest album Pūlama: Legacies of Hawai’i which celebrates the rich heritage of kī hō’alu (slack key guitar), ‘ukulele and leo (voice).

Makana is a singer, composer, cultural educator, and master of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His music combines deep tradition with unbridled innovation to breathe fresh intensity into the timeless sounds of Hawai’i. The New York Times calls him “dazzling.” His music has been featured on three Grammy®–nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy Award®–winning film The Descendants. Guitar Player Magazine ranked him as one of the top three guitarists in America, and the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts recognized him with the Slack Key Legacy Award. Slack Key is a unique style from the 1800s that simulates three guitars in one, performed in gorgeous tunings that open the guitar to a symphonic sound. Makana’s live performances are raw, diverse, virtuosic, culturally informative, shared in multiple languages, and always spontaneous. Feel the presence of kūpuna (elders) as he honors their legacies while weaving in universal themes and sounds from around the world.

It’s an acoustic experience like no other.

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The Mākaha Sons

Saturday June 17th @ 7:00pm
Doors and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live concert
Approx 120 min

General Admission. Only available until 3/21
$35 General Admission
$45 Priority Orchestra Seating
All tickets are $5 more on Day of Show. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final. 

For 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and around the globe. On June 17th, they return to the historic Palace stage to perform their iconic harmonies for a one night only concert event to benefit the Palace Theater.

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Finding Her Beat

Sunday July 2nd @ 7:00pm
Doors and concessions open at 6:30pm

Documentary | 89 min
Not Rated

Tickets Available Now
$15 General Admission

This special presentation will be accompanied by a discussion with the film’s featured artist Tiffany Tamaribuchi & Chizuko Endo.

Big Drums, Big Dreams.
For thousands of years women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore. In the dead of a Minnesota winter, Asian drumming divas
smash gender roles and redefine power on their own terms. FINDING HER BEAT dives into the rhythms and struggles that lead to an electrifying historic performance that changes everything.


Thursday, July 13th @ 7:00pm (preview)
Friday, July 14th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, July 15th @ 2:00pm + 7:00pm
Sunday, July 16th @ 2:00pm

Hilo Education Arts Repertory Theater (H.E.A.R.T.) presents “GREASE” live at the Palace!

Fall in love again with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, the Pink Ladies, and Burger Palace Boys as they celebrate teen angst, rebellion, and first love. Sing and dance along with the beloved rock n’ roll score, including “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re The One That I Want,” “Raining on Prom Night,” “We Go Together,” and more! Don’t let your summer days drift away; experience Summer Lovin’ with HEART.

Tickets will be going live in June, so be on the lookout for the announcement! 

BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand

Saturday September 16th @ 7:00pm
Doors and Concessions open at 6:00pm

Live concert

General Admission: $40
Golden Circle: $55
*All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is open within ticketed sections. Seating is first come first serve. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Blues Bear Hawaii and KWXX present an evening with BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand.

BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand is a national touring band who’s roots originate in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia.

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