Kam Drive-In

98-850 Moanalua Road,
Aiea, HI 96701

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R Norenberg
R Norenberg on July 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm

When the Kam was still showing movies does anyone know what they were using for sound? As in Speakers, Cine-fi, AM or FM transmission? Thanks

davidcoppock on October 3, 2018 at 1:29 am

Site is now Pearlridge Shopping Center.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

I’m assuming it has something to do with the Kamehameha Highway nearby.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on April 12, 2018 at 10:56 am

Final day of operation was September 7, 1998 with “Knock Off”, “Dance With Me” and “The Mask Of Zorro” on Screen 1, and “Blade”, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and “Snake Eyes” on Screen 2.

rivest266 on March 12, 2017 at 8:59 am

This opened on February 1st, 1962 by Royal Theatres. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

thisisjohnbook on March 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

March 5, 2017 will be the last day the Kam Swap Meet will be held. After today, the entire drive in will be eliminated and turned into apartments.

thisisjohnbook on January 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

Lots of memories here, not only from all the times my family would go to the swap meet, but a good share of movies was seen, including “Clash Of The Titans” in 1981 on the Kam 2 screen.

stevemcgarrett on April 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

Lets see when the Drive Ins were still the place to go…..

Kam Drive In owned by Consolidated also operated Kailua Drive In

Royal Sunset which was in Waipahu/Kunia Area & Waialae was Royal Theaters

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I could swear i saw an HAWAII 5-0 episode where a car drives by a DRIVE-IN theatre. I wonder if this is the one?

SalvageSailor on October 31, 2005 at 12:38 am

The Kam swap meet is still a great deal, only 50 cents admission. The Drive In concession booths/restrooms are still there and in use.

teecee on June 28, 2005 at 4:43 am

see press release at the bottom of this link:

stevemcgarrett on March 16, 2004 at 2:08 am

Awesome Bryan!
I wanna add that The Kam Drive In opened up as a single but twined in the 70’s datewise I forget.
Unfortunately I have ONLY been there a couple of times for Jaws 2, Gray Lady Down, The Deep & The Exorcist. The absolute last movie for me was More American Graffiti.
As a kid I did partake at the playground facility they had. Goin to the snack bar before and during the movie was fun. Putting on that seemingly huge speaker box and trying to set it up against the AM radio to get the sound was sometimes a headache as I recall. I was playing around w/ the knobs and the lights went on & off and I freaked thinking it was me that was doing that….
As for the Kam Super Swap Meet I went there a lot too also. The admission was $.35! I’d go w/ my mom and we go up & down in the hot sun until we got tired. Crowds flocked to the swap meet like crazy……ahhhhhh the memories