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  • #16
    Re: Defunct Movie Theaters

    The Holiday Theater is Laie still operates as part of the chain that also owns Restaurant Row theaters. The theater was split in 2 and they don't show dollar movies like they do at Restaurant Row.
    I'm still here. Are you?

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    • #17
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      Used to have a drive-in theatre in Waianae, but was already falling apart when I was in high school. No forget Kailua Drive-in. Kam has gone to heck.

      Wailua Theatre is still standing, but no longer a theatre.

      Haleiwa is a McD's.

      Wahiawa Theatre is a bank.

      Victory Theatre is now Sunnyside.

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      • #18
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        If someone is looking for a project, something that would be neat is a set of photos of theaters - then and now. Some would still be there, but serving other purposes, and some would be gone.

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        • #19
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          WHAT?

          No mention of The King Theaters that used to be part of The Royal Chain? It was right across from Liberty House (when it was still there) in Downtown Fort Street Mall
          Last I know b4 I left da islands it turned into a parking lot complex. Is it still there?

          And I do recall A small iddy biddy theater called "Cameo" that became the downstairs portion of Pink Cadillac. What is there now?

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          • #20
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            The King Theater is mentioned in the original post.
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            • #21
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              The only time I went to the King Theater is to see Escape from New York.

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              • #22
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                Originally posted by Kalihiboy View Post
                [...]Queen Theater still sits rotting away to this day. Very sad. Too bad nobody can go fix it up and turn it back into some of the older style theaters I remember seeing on the mainland.[...]
                I wish there was a benefactor who needed a tax write-off and was willing to rehab the place and turn it into an indie film venue...for local filmmakers only...a place to showcase their work year around on the big screen.
                Originally posted by Da Rolling Eye View Post
                Used to have a drive-in theatre in Waianae, [...]
                Really? Where in Waianae?
                Originally posted by DannyWilliams View Post
                [...]And I do recall A small iddy biddy theater called "Cameo" that became the downstairs portion of Pink Cadillac. What is there now?
                A laundromat? Not really sure but I'll be driving by there in a couple of hours and I'll try to remember to look!

                ETA: I wonder how long it will be before we're reminiscing about today's theaters?

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by scrivener View Post
                  The King Theater is mentioned in the original post.

                  Yes it was mentioned, I see that

                  What I was aiming for is WHAT STANDS in its space now

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                  • #24
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                    Going from memory either a parking structure or a building.

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by tutusue View Post
                      I wish there was a benefactor who needed a tax write-off and was willing to rehab the place and turn it into an indie film venue...for local filmmakers only...a place to showcase their work year around on the big screen.
                      From what I heard, it's the owner(s) of the property who doesn't want to sell.

                      There have been offers.

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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by DannyWilliams View Post
                        Yes it was mentioned, I see that
                        Then why did you say, "No mention of The King Theaters that used to be part of The Royal Chain?"

                        What I was aiming for is WHAT STANDS in its space now
                        You and Helen are correct: It's still a parking structure. It was still a theater when I was a bus-riding intermediate-schooler, and I remember thinking I couldn't wait until I was a little older, so my other bus-riding friends and I could maybe catch movies there after school before going the rest of the way home. By the time that happened, it was a parking structure.

                        The day they knocked down the Pally
                        My sister stood and cried:
                        "How could they knock down the Pally?
                        Part of my childhood died...
                        Just died..."
                        Last edited by scrivener; July 29, 2007, 05:21 PM.
                        But I'm disturbed! I'm depressed! I'm inadequate! I GOT IT ALL! (George Costanza)
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                        • #27
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                          Wasn't there a theater on the corner of Cooke & Queen Streets? At one time, there was a Monsanto office (astroturf)? There's some kind of watersports store now. What was that theater named?

                          Garry

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                          • #28
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                            Originally posted by helen View Post
                            The only time I went to the King Theater is to see Escape from New York.
                            The only film I saw at the King was WILLARD (the one about the rats).

                            Memorable films I viewed at other theaters:

                            CINERAMA - M*A*S*H;
                            ROYAL - THE GRADUATE;
                            WAIKIKI 1/2 - THE STING; AMERICAN GRAFFIT;
                            WAIKIKI 3 - POSEIDON ADVENTURE;
                            TOHO/KAPIOLANI - Lone Wolf with Baby Cart series/TOOTSIE;
                            KAIMUKI - PRUDENCE AND THE PILL/IMPOSSIBLE YEARS (David Niven twin bill);
                            ILIKAI MARINA - ELEPHANT MAN;
                            KUHIO - VISIONS OF EIGHT (documentary on 1972 Olympics);
                            VARSITY - APRIL FOOLS;
                            KAPAHULU - HOW SWEET IT IS;
                            QUEEN - some X-rated 3-D flick about flight attendants;
                            KAHALA MALL - TWINS;
                            KOKO MARINA - BACK TO THE FUTURE;
                            PEARLRIDGE - one of the later STAR WARS;
                            MILILANI - AIR FORCE ONE;
                            PEARL CITY HIGHLANDS - GENERAL'S DAUGHTER;
                            NIPPON - one of the ZATOICHI flicks;
                            WAIALAE DRIVE-IN - PLAY MISTY FOR ME;
                            KAM DRIVE-IN - can't remember the movie;
                            ROYAL SUNSET DRIVE-IN - can't remember this one, either;
                            KAILUA DRIVE-IN - LIVE AND LET DIE;

                            and finally, on the UH Manoa campus ........ DEEP THROAT!

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                            • #29
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                              Roxy Theater, Kapaa, Kauai.

                              It got demolished after Hurricane Iniki in 1992. An ABC store is now on the site. I remember going there up until 1987. They showed Tagalog films in the last few years it was operating, and there was a Mexican/ Puerto Rican restaurant in the lobby. It's the only theater I've been to where you couldn't smell popcorn, because it smelled like pastele.
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                              • #30
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                                Ohhh, Lihue Theater, now a senior retirement home.

                                There was another theater in Lihue on Rice Street about a block or two from the fire station. I can't remember if the name was Kauai or Aloha theater.

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