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steve_verno commented about Waikiki 3 on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

I went through Hawaii on my way to Guam, in 2005, had to stay overnight,so I walked Kalakaua Ave looking at places we went to in the 1980s when we were stationed in Hawaii. This place was boarded up. Kalakaua Ave is much darker these days. At least I have my memories of these grand theaters.

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steve_verno commented about Waikiki 3 on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:33 am

We loved the Palm trees inside and the organ music. I think this was in the movie Pearl Harbor

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steve_verno commented about Marina Twins on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

we saw Airplane here. We’d eat at McDonalds across the street or at the Renown Milano Italian restaurant, also across the street. Nice small, quiet theater.

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steve_verno commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

I made a huge mistake one night. I asked for one ticket only which made my wife very angry. ONE PLEASE!

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steve_verno commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

When I visited my wife who was stationed at Tripler, we went and saw Final Countdown here. When I was stationed at Schofield, Saturday nights was dinner at Tanaka’s of Tokyo then off to see a movie here. Good times.

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steve_verno commented about Kuhio 1 & 2 Theater on Jun 7, 2013 at 8:21 am

I went & saw Star Trek 2, Wrath of Kahn when it opened in 1982. that night, my son was born.

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steve_verno commented about Fort McClellan Theatre on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I was stationed at Ft McClellan from 1974 to 1975. The theater was across the street from the bowling alley. Like all Army theaters, it didnt cost much to see a movie and it was a nice place to go on a Saturday night. Behind the theater was where couples could go for some private time as there was a nice quiet flower garden.

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steve_verno commented about Ritz Theatre on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

In the 1960s I remember seeing Bob Hope’s Call Me Bawana and James Bond’s Thunderball.

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steve_verno commented about AMC Lake Square 12 on May 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

My family and I used to go here. The older side has a bad musty smell. you dont enjoy going here due to all the talking by the teens and seniors. The staff is impersonal and making going to the movies unenjoyable.

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steve_verno commented about Front Drive-In on May 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

We used to go here when we didnt go to the V-drive In or Airport Drive In. Saturdays were the best days. Going to the Sun Theater in the afternoon and drive in at Saturday night. I wish those days were back and so were drive-ins.

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steve_verno commented about Jarvis Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

The jarvis used to have Bingo games before the movie started. The prize, a 50 cent piece. I will try to find the picture I have of the jarvis and try to scan my admission ticket I also have a mint movie ticket to The Riviera which used to be on Chenango Street

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steve_verno commented about Art Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

When I was a kid in the early 1960s and we drove by this place on the way home, there was a black sillouette of a female figure on the building, the same kind you see on a semi wheel flap.

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steve_verno commented about Crest Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

My grandfather, Charles F. Davis managed this theater until his death in 1975. When he played El Cid in the 1960s, the lobby was decked out like the fight scene. They did things with class back then. He demanded all male employees wear a Tuxedo and all female employees wear dresses. In the ticke booth he had a sign that said Admission 5 Cents. My father managed The Jarvis down the street on Main Street.