The highly anticipated grand opening of the Lanai Theater, renamed Hale Keaka, is guaranteed to be a blockbuster event. Originally commissioned by James B. Dole in 1926, this iconic Lanai landmark provided family-friendly entertainment for the whole community for more than 80 years with films, live plays and musical performances. Now, scheduled to reopen in just nine days, the fully restored Hale Keaka will once again serve as a gathering place for residents young and old.
Hale Keaka’s duplex design contains two 93-seat theaters and a green room. Architectural features from the original building, including arched entryways and dormer windows, evoke Lanai Theater’s storied past. But don’t be fooled by the vintage 1930s style — Hale Keaka is bringing the very best in theater technology to Lanai. Digital sound and projection systems will screen recent movie releases, delivering the highest quality theater experience in the state.
The community is invited to experience Hale Keaka at its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 20, with show times at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. You’ll have to wait and see what’s playing — visit the Pulama Lanai Facebook page on Friday, Dec. 19, when we’ll announce the opening night film titles.
Also, you won’t want to miss a sneak peek at the history, restoration and inner workings of Hale Keaka. Attend the exclusive Open House on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater.
Weekly show times:
Monday–Thursday, 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Box office opens one hour prior to the start of each movie.