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magicman1433 commented about Toyo Theatre on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Does anyone remember the name of the movie that played here as the second feature to the Kikaida 3D movie from the 70’s?

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magicman1433 commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Thanks CodyZamboni for the great photos & film list. I loved the way this theatre was built, although Waikiki 3 was my favorite theatre. I saw a lot of those movies you mentioned at the twins myself, although I didn’t know that “Halloween” played there…I think I saw that movie at the Nanakuli Cinema…

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magicman1433 commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Thanks for the info, Vito. I wish I would have seen “Let There Be Rock” just to hear that sound system. Yeah, I remember seeing other features here & thinking that sometimes, it was just a little too loud (i.e., certain scenes in “Alien”). The Marina was a great little twin that featured a lot of great movies. Too bad they had awful hot dogs. I really miss these theatres. Multi-plexes just don’t work for me!

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magicman1433 commented about King Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:13 pm

One of the dumpiest theatres with the weirdest employees and clientele. Pretty odd features booked here as well. Anyone remember “Buckstone County Prison” or “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks”? I believe that “Caligula” played here as well.

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magicman1433 commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm

When the AC/DC documentary “Let There Be Rock” played here, I remember reading (and hearing from my friends) that a special sound system was installed just for that feature. Does anyone have any insight into this? The Cinerama already had what I thought was a first-rate sound system. Also (slightly off topic), I remember the Marina Twins having really crisp, clear sound as well…maybe it was just me.

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magicman1433 commented about Liberty Theatre on May 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

It’s really odd how certain theatres can exist for decades yet seem to slip under the radar. I remember the Liberty as being an old broken-down building with a neon sign yet no marquee. I remember the Empress for its unique design. I’m still looking for pics of Kapiolani & Kapahulu Theatres.

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magicman1433 commented about Hawaii Cinerama on May 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Just a quick FYI: The last movie to play at Waikiki #3 before renovation was “High Road To China.” The first movie to play after renovation was the dreadful “Psycho II.”

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magicman1433 commented about Liberty Theatre on May 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Chuck, the theatre in that picture looks more like the old Empress Theatre. I sort of remember the Liberty Theatre being situated in between two other buildings.