Palace Theatre

38 Haili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720

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Firms: Davis & Fishbourne

Functions: Movies, Performing Arts

Styles: Neo-Classical

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 808.934.7010

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Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre opened October 26, 1925 with Douglas Fairbanks in “Don Q:Son of Zorro”. It is built entirely out of redwood.

The Palace Theatre closed in August 1981 and was renovated and reopened in 1991.

Contributed by Jack Van Leer, Bob Alder

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

MRY886 on November 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm

My wife and I were on the Big Island for a short vacation last week and had a chance to see the Palace Theatre and several others. When is the photo upload going to be fixed, as this is another one that I now have some nice pictures of. It would be nice to see a photo in the box at the top.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

From the 1930s, a view of the New Palace Theatre in Hilo.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I just visited the Palace yesterday to see Carnage". I was disappointed to see they just had eight patrons in the audience. I enjoyed my visit. I noticed they still have two projectors and make changeovers. Projection was very good, except there was no side masking to close in for a flat picture. Even the scope picture has a lot of screen left over on both sides. Movable masking legs would make a big difference. I like the fact that they still have a curtain, and they use it.

thisisjohnbook on February 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

A photo of the Palace from the Aloha-Hawaii blog:

kpdennis on March 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Recent pictures on the Photos section, including a flyer for a cool silent movie show.

dallasmovietheaters on February 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Opened October 26, 1925 with “Don Q: Son of Zorro” with Douglas Fairbanks. The Palace replaced Hilo’s Gaiety Theatre which closed on October 25, 1925.

rivest266 on May 31, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Theatre reopened in time for the Hawaii Film Festival on November 13th, 1998.

50sSNIPES on July 30, 2023 at 2:57 pm

Closed as a first-run movie house in August 1981.

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