Empire Theatre

64 S. Hotel Street,
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Empire Theatre

Located in an area of downtown Honolulu where other theaters were located, including the Hawai'i Theatre, Park Theatre, and Savoy Theatre. The Empire Theatre was a conversion of the Favorite Grotto Saloon. It opened January 14, 1908 and 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.

The Empire Theatre was still open in 1912.

Contributed by John Book

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thisisjohnbook on January 24, 2013 at 5:19 am

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 3:00 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/

rivest266 on March 11, 2017 at 8:20 am

Opened January 14th, 1908 according to this:

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