the largest neon sign in Hilo -The Palace Theater was built in the 1920's
The Palace was designed to take maximum advantage of its limited property size. The stadium seating arrangement (pre-dating the 'discovery' of stadium seating by modern theatre operators in the 1990s) allowed for unobstructed sight lines, while giving the Palace a very spacious lobby. Designed and built in the days before electronic sound amplification systems, the Palace boasts excellent natural acoustics for live musical groups and drama. One of the most enchanting, nostalgic, and thrilling experiences is the music of the original Robert-Morton pipe organ in concert or before a movie presentation.