Palace Theatre

38 Haili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720

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dallasmovietheaters on February 13, 2017 at 1:09 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.

kpdennis on March 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

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

thisisjohnbook on February 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

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

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on February 6, 2012 at 7:03 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.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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

MRY886 on November 1, 2008 at 9:24 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.

Vito on September 15, 2006 at 2:12 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 13, 2005 at 4:35 pm

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.