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ScottB commented about Hawaii Theatre on Nov 2, 2001 at 9:01 pm

a reasonably good history can be seen at View link

ScottB commented about Waikiki 3 on Nov 2, 2001 at 6:27 pm

I was once employed at this theatre. What is now the Waikiki 3 Theatre opened in 1936 as a single screen atmospheric theatre. It was complete with (among other things) an artificial rainbow, tropical vegetation and coconut trees. Artificial clouds were also projected on a midnight-blue curved ceiling. The theatre was originally named the Waikiki Theatre with the change in name (to Waikiki Theatre #3) occurring in 1969 when the Waikiki Theatres #1 & 2 opened. There has never been any physical connection between the buildings. The Waikiki 3 remains a single screen facility. The photo that’s showing in this listing is incorrect…it is of the Waikiki 1 & 2. The Waikiki 3 was never a “Super Cinerama” format house.