Hilo’s Palace Theatre, 1925.


The astonishingly beautiful Theatre was just completed, and it was dedicated [hoau ia] in the evening of this past Monday, and a great crowd filled this very first opening.

A Hawaiian established this beautiful building here in Hilo, and it can accommodate 813 guests. It is divided up into various sections, and there are proper seats located everywhere, and the moviegoers at all times will sit in true comfort.

Hilo has achieved a new status because of this effort by Mr. Adam Baker, and Hilo’s standing has been raised because of the building of this truly lovely movie house. This Movie Theater is called “the New Palace.”

We hope this new venture started by a “Hawaiian Native of the land” will move forward.

[Check out a picture of the Palace Theatre as it stood in 1933, found on the Historic Hawaii Foundation Facebook page!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/27/1925, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIX, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Okatoba 27, 1925.

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