Golden Harvest Theatre

1152 Smith Street,
Honolulu, HI 96817

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Functions: Television Studio

Previous Names: Palace Theatre, Asian Cinema Center

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Golden Harvest Theatre

The last of the Hawaiian ethnic movie theatres was sold to make way for a Christian Broadcasting center. The Golden Harvest was a twin theatre located on Smith Street near Beretania Street. The theatre opened in 1981 and closed in 1995 after the operator, Golden Reserves Hawaii LTD’s lease expired. The theatre largely ran Chinese language movies and martial arts films. While the Golden Harvest did well initially, it struggled in the last two years.

The theatre’s closing marked an end of an era for ethnic movies in Hawaii, an era that included the Japanese language Toya Theatre and Nippon Theatre, the Filipino language Zamboango Theatre, and the Chinese language Liberty Theatre. All of those theatres no longer exist.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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NoReturn on July 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Is it for sale?

rivest266 on March 13, 2017 at 2:34 am
  • This opened as a twin cinema on November 12th, 1980 and not to be confused with the old Golden Harvest theater at 1378 S. Beretania, which opened on July 19th, 1975. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

  • 這是1980年11月12日作為一個雙電影院打開,不要與舊的金色收穫劇院在1378 S. Beretania,於1975年7月19日開幕混淆。在照片部分盛大開幕廣告。 由Google翻譯

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