Empire Theatre

64 S. Hotel Street,
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Built in an area of downtown Honolulu where other theaters were located, including the Hawai'i Theatre, Park Theatre, and Savoy Theatre. The Empire Theatre presented both vaudeville shows and motion pictures. One old newspaper advertisement showed the Empire Theatre presenting “new vaudeville artists from the colonies”, with admission of 5, 10, and 15 cents.

Newspaper archives show its existence in the early-1900’s, as early as 1909.

Contributed by John Book

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thisisjohnbook on January 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

A link to a photo of the Empire Theater, on the right. With the old (and now demolished) Alexander Young Hotel in the distance, the Google map has been adjusted accordingly. http://archives1.dags.hawaii.gov/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=6352

thisisjohnbook on February 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

A blog entry featuring a 1912 newspaper clipping for the silent film, “Martin Chuzzlewit”, showing at the Empire: http://100yearoldmovies.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/martin-chuzzlewit-edison/

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