Palace Theatre

38 Haili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720

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thisisjohnbook on February 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 7, 2012 at 3:03 am

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.

DonLewis on October 6, 2009 at 12:41 am

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

MRY886 on November 2, 2008 at 4:24 am

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2008 at 2:48 am

Here is a more recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 10, 2007 at 1:06 am

This is a photo of the Palace dated 2002.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 30, 2007 at 1:49 am

This is a recent photo of the Palace Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 30, 2006 at 2:51 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1993

Palace Theater (added 1993 – Building – #93000376)
Also known as 10-35-7504
38 Haili St., Hilo
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Davis & Fishbourne
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Vito on September 15, 2006 at 10:12 am

I recieved word that Scott Bosch has returned.
Great to hear you are still saving and restoring organs Scott!
Bob,I was so sorry to hear of the closing of Waikiki #3 but happy to hear the organ has been saved. Some day I hope to visit Hilo again and visit the Palace.

cinematone on April 14, 2005 at 12:35 am

The original Robert Morton pipe organ is being restored and now has six ranks playing. Info and photos can be seen at
The well known Waikiki Theatre pipe organ has been saved and is being added to the Palace organ.