Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

The Iron Claw

Thursday February 22nd @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open at 6pm

Drama | Rated R
132 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student, Veteran
*All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferrable.

Written & Directed by Sean Durkin
Starring Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Lily James

Synopsis: The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s.

Steely Dead

Friday February 23rd @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert

Tickets are available now:
$25 Early bird General Admission (available until 2/7)
$35 General Admission
$50 Priority Orchestra
All Tickets $5 more on Day of Show. Seating is assigned for this show. Seats are selected at time of ticket transaction. All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

A sonic fusion of the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. The Palace Theater is proud to present STEELY DEAD live in concert on Friday February 23rd at 7:00pm.


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HI RISE

Saturday February 24th @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open at 6:30pm

Made In Hawai’i Drama
World Premiere Screening | 71 min
With Short film REVIVAL | 7 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student, Veteran
*All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferrable.

HI RISE
From the creators of THE PAHOA FLOW
Starring Josh Ballauer, Ranell Banks, Johnny Edwards

Synopsis: On an island where crime and poverty prevail, JahRun and Ifajah set up shop selling their gear and mixes, but when villains steal Ifajah’s turntables, things start to turn crazy. As tension builds, JahRun and Ifajah plot to end the villain’s robbery spree and restore justice to the community. 

About the film: The HI Rise story started in 2016 when creators Josh Ballauer and Chelsie Settlemier thought it would be fun to create a movie about what it’s like to live in Puna. Puna is most prone to lava flows because it is located near one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. Filming of HI Rise was paused during the 2018 eruption because a major natural disaster was occurring in the community. During this time, the filmmakers focused on capturing video of the volcano and the community’s reaction to it’s destruction. Because such unique footage was obtained, it was decided to change the end of the movie to include the lava flow.
This movie was made possible by many individual artists coming together and sharing their talents. There was no budget for this movie and everything was done by the cast and crew volunteering their time. Your support is greatly appreciated and will be used to help create the next movie.

REVIVAL | short film
A Page Films | Tropical Visions | Sky Makai production
A film by Lance Page
Original music by Midori Hirano

“On November 27th, 2022 just before midnight, Mauna Loa erupted for the first time in 38 years.
The eruption began at the summit within Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera, above 13K ft. elevation.
After the first curious and tense hours, Pele chose the best possible location. The northeast rift zone…”

Mauna Loa – REVIVAL features the 2022 eruption of the world’s largest active volcano after a 38 year pause. Mick Kalber’s action packed helicopter aerials, Sky Makai’s captivating drone perspectives and Lance Page’s dynamic time-lapse sequences blend together with a dreamy, out of this world music score by Midori Hirano. REVIVAL brings you on a surreal and moving journey through this historic two week long eruption event.

Origin

Sunday February 25th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open 30 min prior to showtime

Drama, History | Rated PG-13
141 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student, Veteran
*All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferrable.

Written & Directed by Ava DuVernay
Starring Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal,Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood.

Synopsis: The unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, ORIGIN chronicles the
tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a
global phenomenon of epic proportions. Portrayed by Academy Award nominee Aunjanue
Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard”), Isabel experiences unfathomable personal loss and love as she
crosses continents and cultures to craft one of the defining American books of our time. Inspired
by the New York Times best-seller “Caste,” ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders
of romance and a fight for the future of us all.

Stop Making Sense

Thursday February 29th @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & concessions open at 6:30pm

Music Documentary | rated PG
88 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student, Veteran
*All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferrable.

Directed by Jonathan Demme
Featuring David Byrne, the Talking Heads

Synopsis: Considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time, the live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.

The Zone of Interest

Friday March 1st @ 7:00pm
Saturday March 2nd @ 7:00pm
Sunday March 3rd @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open 30 min prior to showtime

Drama | Rated PG-13
105 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student, Veteran
*All sales final, tickets are non-refundable or transferrable.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Starring Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Freya Kreutzkam

Synopsis: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

CAESAR

Friday March 15th @ 7:00pm
Saturday March 16th @ 7:00pm
Sunday March 17th @ 2:30pm

Friday March 22nd @ 7:00pm
Saturday March 23rd @ 7:00pm
Sunday March 24th @ 2:30pm
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime
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Live Stage Production

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$25 Priority Orchestra (First 4 rows of the auditorium, extra leg room)
$15 General Admission
All Tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

The greatest political thriller of all time comes live to the Palace Theater. CAESAR brings William Shakespeare’s classic 1599 tragedy of ambition, assassination, and civil war to terrifying, fully modern life in an audience-immersing multimedia production directed by Hilo Shakespeare veteran Theon Weber. Starring Jeremy Lee, Erin Healani Chung, Saul Rollason, and the Palace Theater itself; and featuring video segments by MERMAID’S LAMENT cinematographer Roselio Hernandez, CAESAR is a 425-year-old play telling a 2068-year-old story that could only be told like this now, and only at the Palace. Beware the ides of March.


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Andy Bumatai with James Mane

Friday March 29th @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office and Concessions open at 6:00pm

Live stand Up Comedy

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$35 Priority Orchestra
$25 General Admission
*All Tickets are $5 more on Day of Show. Seating is assigned for this show, seats are selected at time of ticket purchase. All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Get ready for an uproarious night of laughter with two comedic powerhouses, Andy Bumatai and James Mane, as they join forces to deliver a sidesplitting comedy extravaganza like no other!

Brace yourself for a whirlwind of wit and humor as Andy Bumatai, the legendary king of Hawaiian comedy, takes the stage with his trademark charm and infectious energy. With his sharp observations and hilarious anecdotes, Andy effortlessly navigates through the absurdities of everyday life, leaving audiences in stitches from start to finish.

But wait, the laughter doesn’t stop there! James Mane, the dynamic dynamo of comedy, is here to turn up the hilarity to eleven! With his razor-sharp wit and larger-than-life personality, James commands the stage with an electrifying presence that keeps audiences roaring with laughter.

Together, Andy Bumatai and James Mane create a comedic synergy that is simply unbeatable. From uproarious stand-up routines to uproarious improvisational banter, these comedic maestros will have you rolling in the aisles with their unmatched comedic chemistry.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the comedic genius of Andy Bumatai and James Mane as they team up for an unforgettable night of laughter, camaraderie, and pure comedic gold! Get your tickets now and prepare for a comedy experience like no other!


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Nā Palapalai LIVE AT HILO PALACE 2024

Saturday March 30th @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$99 VIP – See details below  
$39 General Admission
* All seating is assigned. Tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All sales final, tickets are non refundable or transferrable.

Nā Palapalai, the sweethearts of Hawaiian music return to the Historic Palace Theater featuring hula performances by Hilo’s own, Hālau a Keahilapalapa under the direction of Kumu Hula Naoho Kanahele. Kick off pre-Merrie Monarch festivities with this special night of Hula and Hawaiian music. Come early and shop at the show. Tons of concert tees, Niihau jewelry and CDs for sale at our POP UP Shop in the lobby.

VIP ticket Includes:

• Priority Best-in-House seating
• Kuana elegant culture Niihau earrings or Tahitian pearl pendant Gift Bag (Valued at $139)


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