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Palace Theater

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Palace Theater

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Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
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Michael B wrote a review Jan 2020
Bellflower, California15,366 contributions360 helpful votes
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A multi-use two-story theatre built by Architects Davis & Fishbournein in 1925 in the Beaux-Arts style, with a parapet and balustrade running along the top of the building. It closed for a while due to lack of public support, but in 1998 it reopened as an art house, with a restored lobby and cafe serving refreshments during events. The wonderfully decorative proscenium frames the stage, making it visible to all the theaters seating. Our seats were a little to the left of the stage and with the sloped floor everything was in perfect view. As it was local High school jazz bands performance, and they were very good. There is a large Wurlitzer pipe organ in the theater, but it was not use at this performance. TIP: Check out the theaters schedule of events, you might be surprised to see who plays here.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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H L wrote a review Nov 2019
Covington, Louisiana15 contributions1 helpful vote
Not air-conditioned, best in the winter to go see a movie. Very impressed with the variety of films at The Palace.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Robin_K wrote a review Mar 2019
Accrington, United Kingdom2,064 contributions504 helpful votes
Located on a side street just off the ocean from it downtown Hilo, this cinema is like stepping back in time. It may lack state of the art surround sound however it more than makes up for this in character. The location also offers special artistic events from time to time. The cashier was friendly and the whole experience was delightful. There are discount prices for seniors and students.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Whittygeek wrote a review Nov 2017
Phoenix, Arizona164 contributions30 helpful votes
If there's a movie here, do it. It's a wonderful piece of history and the theater is small but good. There's a lot of history here, I highly recommend exploring the downstairs area and it's old styled
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Maurice d wrote a review Sep 2017
Blackburn, Australia42 contributions10 helpful votes
If you happen to be in Hilo when the Palace Theatre is running a silent movie night, treat yourself to a great experience and go. The original score is played live on the pipe organ, so it is just like it would have been almost 100 years ago when originally screened. The players enthusiasm and skill brings an already great movie to life. We saw The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Lon Chaney Jr.. It was a great night out in downtown Hilo.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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