Palace presents 11th annual screening of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

  • ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns to the Palace Theater big screen at 9 p.m. Sunday.

  • Courtesy photo The 'Time Warp' dance is a favorite scene from the movie. Audience members are encouraged to dance along during the show.

The original, the outrageous, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns to the Palace Theater big screen on Sunday, Halloween night. A full evening of festivities round out the screening event including pre-show trick-or-treating, costume contest, ‘The Time Warp’ dance-along and, of course, audience participation kits.

Stop by the Palace stoop from 6-7:30 p.m. for some pre-show trick-or-treating as part of Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride’s Hilo Town mini-Haunt. From 7-8 p.m., get your photo taken with Riff Raff.


Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. for the annual costume contest. Participation is limited to the first 25 who sign up and is restricted to adults 17 or older. The contest is hosted by the one, the only, Lady Lily La Duce. Costumes are not limited to just ‘Rocky Horror’ characters.

Prize packages include a fantastic selection of items including gift certificates, apparel from Big Island Grown, classes from Aerial Arts Hawaii, soaps from Filthy Farmgirl, and more. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as decided by our judges, along with an Audience Favorite and Riff Raff’s Choice Award.


Participation kits, complete with many items participants will need to throw at the screen, are available for purchase at the event. Warm up participation muscles with a ‘Time Warp’ dance-along, with the movie hitting the big screen at 9 p.m.

Tickets are sure to sell out as capacity is limited to ensure COVID safety protocols for the evening. Masks must be worn for entrance to the event. Reserve your seat by purchasing a ticket online today at Visit the Palace box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call at 808-934-7010.

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