Kailua Drive-In

917 Kalanianaole Highway,
Honolulu, HI 96734

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Designed by George M. Petersen in 1949. The Koolau Drive-In was the first to be built in Hawaii. It had a capacity for 770 cars.

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Local619
Local619 on March 9, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Kailua Drive In was located on Kaapa Quarry Road at Kalanianaole Highway in Kailua Hawaii.

The entrance was a long up hill drive way that paralleled Kaapa Quarry Road . The site is now occupied by the Le Jardine Academy (green roofed buildings in aerial) http://www.lejardinacademy.com/ from the aerial photo below it appears that the same drive is used.

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Local619
Local619 on June 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Article of Saturday, April 5, 2008 mentioning theatres of Old Kailua Town..

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I posted the USGS aerial photo here.

thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on January 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Went to this drive-in many times as a kid in the 1970’s, I think this was one of my dad’s favorites since he was raised in Nu'uanu, so it was just a mere drive over the Pali before getting to Kailua.

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