Palace Theater receives $50,000 check for upgrades

A $50,000 cashier’s check and an anonymous note Palace Theater received to help pay for fire safety repairs.

Palace Theater executive director Robin Worley, left, and board president Wendy Peskin hold a note and a copy of the cashier’s check for $50,000 to help pay for fire code repairs. (Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.