Kahala Mall 8

4211 Waialae Avenue,
Honolulu, HI 96816

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The Kahala Mall 8 opened in 1990 by Consolidated theatres. Seating is listed at 1922. Of the theatres that I have visited in Honlulu this is the least favorite. Cramped and crowded seating and a very unattractive lobby, it is a typical mall cinema.

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wilsgun
wilsgun on September 7, 2007 at 1:20 pm

This theater got renovated because the flood that happened a few years back.

jcsailer
jcsailer on June 22, 2009 at 6:32 am

The Kahala 8 Theatre was opened in December 1986.

jasoncinema
jasoncinema on March 16, 2010 at 1:12 am

Commerce, California-based Reading Entertainment, owners of the Angelika chain of theaters that feature independent and foreign films, bought the Consolidated Theatres chain from Pacific Theatres Exhibition Company in 2007.

I for one love the ambience of Kahala 8. What adds to the experience, however, is that since Kahala 8 is now owned by Reading Entertainment, Honolulu has an arthouse theater that plays indie and foreign films in a timely manner, either the day of their national release or very shortly after. I love seeing films at Kahala 8 and have always had a very pleasant experience.

dcubs
dcubs on March 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

I love the fact that they show a lot of art house fare but this has to be my least favourite theatre in Hawaii. The seating is uncomfortable and the sound systems in all but the largest theatre are horrid.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

I saw the Santa Clause there when I was 16 and being from California this theatre was Pacific’s late 80’s through and through. Wood panelled back seats, stepped down tivoli lights on the walls, may have even had curtains like the Pacific I grew up going to.

I understand though that the mall flooded and the theatre was forced to remodel a bit, but haven’t been back inside since.

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