Lanai’s impressive theatre has been delighting local families and visitors for over a year now. USA TODAY TRAVEL named Hale Keaka as one of the “Majestic movie palaces across the USA.”
The movie theater underwent a major $4 million renovation by Pulama Lanai and changed its name to Hale Keaka, which translates to ‘theater’ in Hawaiian. Hale Keaka, located in Lanai City, officially opened its doors to the community December 20, 2014, after being closed for decades. The state-of-the-art facility is a draw for residents and visitors young and old.
One happy TripAdvisor reviewer stated:
Providing the highest quality theater experience in Hawaii, Hale Keaka’s digital sound and projection systems show the latest movies on two screens, each containing 93-seats. The design of Hale Keaka features the 1930s style vintage theme of the Lanai Theater. The movie theater retained some of the architectural features of the original building, such as the impressive arched entryways and dormer windows.
The Lanai Theater originally opened in 1926 and was commissioned by James B. Doyle. For over 80 years, it provided family-friendly entertainment, including silent films, live plays, and musical performances. It reopened in 1993 as the Lanai Theater and Playhouse, after closing in the late 1970s.
Each week, Hale Keaka shows two new movies. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children 3-11, $9 for students 12 to 18 years old, and $9 for military and seniors 65 and older.
Weekly show times are as follows:
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.