Hawaiian Journey Theater

55-370 Kamehameha Highway,
Laie, HI 96762

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The 600-seat HAWAIIMAX Theater opened on January 18, 1991, in the Polynesian Cultural Center. It featured a 15/70 IMAX film projector and was the first IMAX screen in Hawaii, measuring 65-feet high and 96-feet wide. It screened a permanent engagement of the Polynesian Cultural Center-produced IMAX film, “Polynesian Odyssey”, as well as other IMAX-format films.

A little over a year later, the theater was renamed the IMAX Polynesia Theater. In its last year, it was renamed the Hukilau Theater and screened its last show on September 3, 2011.

After an extensive renovation, the theater reopened on March 29, 2013, as the Hawaiian Journey Theater. The new Christie DLP 4K projector projects onto a 40-foot high by 74-foot wide screen. A 4D multimedia experience is provided by 252 special effect seats, along with 211 non-motion seats. The theater screens a permanent engagement of the PCC-commissioned “Hawaiian Journey” film.

Contributed by Todd Bangerter
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