Maunaloa Town Cinemas

1 Maunaloa Highway,
Maunaloa, HI 96770

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The Maunaloa Town Cinemas opened in 2000. This was the only theatre on Molokai. It was a triplex operated by Wallace Theatres playing mostly family-oriented movies. The Maunaloa Town Cinemas closed in 2008.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

I was reading about the Maunaloa Tri-Plex, on Molokai Ranch, officially known as Molokai Properties Ltd., owned by a subsidiary of Singapore-based GuocoLeisure Ltd. Is this the same theater? If it is, they say, they are closing it at the end of March, 2008, along with a gas station, golf course, I think a hotel, and I forget what all else. This is all because they are not being allowed to develop more of their property. I think something like 600 folks will be losing their jobs. I hope this is just an idle threat. Can someone from Maunaloa fill us in with more details, and keep us up to date on what’s happening, Mahalo

“Nothing endures but change.” Heraclitus ca.535-475 BC

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 26, 2008 at 11:12 am

Too early in the morning for Heraclitus. Garfield is more my speed at seven a.m.

bobosan
bobosan on March 26, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Molokai Ranch seems serious about closing everything at the end of this month. Layoffs are expected to be 120, which on a small island like Molokai (population about 7,000) is a BIG loss. And there will be no more movie theaters after the Tri-Plex closed.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm

I’m so glad there are comments about this before I post this. It was in the NYTimes on DEC 7 and indeed it’s closed. Here’s the paragraph.

Scattered along the western stretch of the island of Molokai are the deserted structures of a vanquished people. This building with the title-free marquee was once a movie theater. That building, a luxurious lodge with a cow-ranch motif; notice the stop signs that say “Whoa” to nobody.

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