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ScottBosch commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Nov 19, 2006 at 3:50 am

Michael, I stand corrected. It’s the overall run I’m thinking was well in excess of a year with the majority of it in 70mm.

ScottBosch commented about Kaimuki Theater on Nov 19, 2006 at 2:20 am

Hi Vito…I’m still here lurking in the shadows.

I think that’s where personnel started all of us, me included. You’re thinking of the old (now gone) Kapahulu theatre as the place with the ladder up the wall. That one was no fun for sure.

The Kaimuki Theatre actually had a small balcony with a relatively civilized staircase. The booth was smaller than the Kapahulu with more stuff in it. Made it miserable to get around or work in.

ScottBosch commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Nov 18, 2006 at 1:11 pm

Been a while since I visited or posted anything on this site…in response to my friend Vito, yes, Star Wars did play in 70mm at the Cinerama. I’m not sure of dates. The 70mm run coincided with the installation of the first (or maybe second) Dolby CP-100 stereo processor. The 70mm print ran for well over a year. By the end of the run, it was a mess.

ScottBosch commented about Waikiki 3 on Apr 18, 2005 at 8:22 pm

I can imagine…Lloyd Myers was very proud of that theatre and rightly so. Sol retired many years ago. Wes is still around…he’s managing a theatre now after being downsized (as I was). Believe it or not, I have several of the former Royal power amplifiers in my living room.

And of course, who as a projectionist at the Waikiki, myself included, could forget Mr. Richards. Much of the old “Earthquake” sound equipment survived many years before before being chewed up by termites. I could always tell if I was on time for work at the Waikiki if the earthquake was happening just as I was getting out of the elevetor in the parking garage. The Waikiki was the last bastion of showmanship in the islands…the ambiance, the lighting, the organ…the likes of it will never be seen again on a regular basis.

My friend in Hawaii reports that day 5 of the the demolition seemed to concentrate on taking down the pipe organ cnambers…with great difficulty!

ScottBosch commented about Waikiki 3 on Apr 17, 2005 at 3:56 pm

Hey there Vito…yep…remember the Royal very well. Last time I was on the property it was a Perry Boys Smorgy. Don’t know what it is now. I left Honolulu for Hilo in 2000, left Hilo for the Pacific Northwest (where I am now) in 2003.

ScottBosch commented about Waikiki 3 on Apr 16, 2005 at 2:37 pm

My goodness…seems a couple former co-workers are posting here. Received word from a friend in Honolulu that demolition has begun. Won’t be long now and the location will be just another retail space on Kalakaua Ave.