Royal Sunset Drive-In

94-110 Leolua Street,
Waipahu, HI 96797

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It was the drive-in “out in Waipahu” and I remember going to this place only once in the late-1970’s. As someone who used to live in nearby Ewa Beach, it was always great to see the big screen while going up Farrington Highway or up Fort Weaver Road before heading back onto the H-1. I just know that it was considered to be at “the end of” Waipahu to the west, on the corner of Farrington Highway and Fort Weaver Road before one would head down what used to be plantation roads towards Ewa Beach.

I’m not sure when it opened or was demolished, but I do know that the Waipahu Town Center Shopping Center is now on the land that used to be the Royal Sunset Drive-In.

Contributed by John Book

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thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on January 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

I’ve since learned that the Royal Sunset was owned by Royal Theaters (thus the name). Opened in 1969, closed in demolished in 1980, which sounds about right

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