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Hawaii Theatre Center

Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 1130 Bethel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2201
Phone Number: +1 808-528-0506
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I came for a program, but the building is the star

This is one of the "movie palaces" built in the heyday of Hollywood movies in the 1920s. The theatre is awash in gilt and glitz and has been lovingly restored to its original... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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Kailua, Hawaii
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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is one of the "movie palaces" built in the heyday of Hollywood movies in the 1920s. The theatre is awash in gilt and glitz and has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. The theatre is in Honolulu's Chinatown and features all kinds of programming. For example, I was there for a program presented by the New York Times... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We attended a Makana concert last night at this theater. It is a really beautiful, small theater that has been graciously restored. The sound quality was excellent. Check their website and attend an event here if you are in Honolulu. You won't be disappointed. It is an easy trip on the bus, and you can buy tickets from the box... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This place is great - good acoustics, all seats are good.. love the architecture . Its a night on the town - drinks on the mezzanine of classic theater, a good show, dinner afterwards at Lucky Belly, night cap Manifest. whats not to like.

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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Aloha, We live here and this is a Great theater. This is a big theater for Honolulu but not too large and that's what makes it great. almost every seat is a good seat, not the nose bleed seats of a stadium or huge theater. We have been to this theater many times. There are comfy seats and they do... More 

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Thank bombguy64
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Attend the Hawai'i Theatre to see the A Cappella Group, Straight No Chaser, perform a concert in January 2015. The concert was great fun. SNC put on a great show and I'd highly recommend a chance to go see them. The Theatre itself is a really cool old style theatre with gold trim and murals all around. Definitely was a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Traveled to Chinatown to hear some Messiah and get into the Christmas mood this season. This is a beautiful building with convenient parking 1 block north. Great military discounts. The one funny thing to me is the seating was designed way back when Americans were thinner. Watching some of the attendees get in their seats was...sad. But what a beautiful... More 

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Starring local KHON Fox News Anchor Joe Moore and his buddy, Pat Sajak, star and host from "Wheels of Fortune". Come on down and witness a dramatic comedy of two friends performing on stage. Two old men that meets in a park, who are totally the opposite, one a former barber and the other a retired American sea captain where... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Worth a visit either to tour or attend an event. It is a beautifully restored historic theater with wonderful acoustics.

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Thank Ammakauai
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

A cute theater, maybe in the 1970's but this place has worn out its appeal for the new century. Unless you are a drama fan, don't bother stopping by.

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Thank Barbisurf
Honokaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

We saw Bill Maher on New Years Eve. Great crowd, great show! The theater is old style with beautiful lobby and stage. Seats were comfortable and we had a great view from our balcony seats.

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