Theaters look to 2021 as live performances are scratched this year
By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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Phillips Payson stands in the empty auditorium in the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday. Palace has taken the time off to clean and declutter the auditorium. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)
A poster board with flyers of upcoming events has not been updated since March and is displayed in the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday. All events are postponed for the foreseeable future. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)
Rolland Haan tapes around glass panels before painting doors to the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The theater has undergone many renovations to the facade and outside the building. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)
The set for Beauty and the Beast has been left on the stage at the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday. The musical was to be put on by the Youth Theater Program, but was postponed when the opening day landed on the first day of the stay-at-home order.
Flyers display movies that are available on the virtual venue on the Palace Theater's website on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The theater offers movies to rent that cannot be found on streaming services. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)
Theatres, venues and concert halls hold out hope for 2021 as their upcoming fall seasons are derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.