A new 16-theater megaplex has opened in the Victoria Ward entertainment center, at the corner of Auahi and Kamakee streets, and the Windward Mall's 10-screen megaplex is also bringing movies to the masses more conveniently. Honolulu's film scene continues to sprawl with more screens, more seats, and more multiplexes.
A quick check in both dailies and the Honolulu Weekly will tell you what's playing where in the world of feature films. For film buffs and esoteric movie lovers, The Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Ave. (tel. 808/735-8771; www.kaimukihawaii.com/businesses/current/956.html), has special screenings of vintage films and rents a collection of hard-to-find and classic films. The Honolulu Academy of Arts Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. (tel. 808/532-8768; www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=2402), is the film-as-art center of Honolulu, offering special screenings, guest appearances, and cultural performances, as well as noteworthy programs in the visual arts.
The Kahala Mall's Kahala 8-Plex (tel. 808/593-3000 www.consolidatedtheatres.com) and the 16-theater Kapolei Megaplex (tel. 808/593-3000; www.consolidatedtheatres.com) are now eclipsed by the 18-screen Dole Cannery (tel. 808/526-3653; www.regmovies.com), at Nimitz Highway and Pacific.
Free parking in the evenings, discount matinees, and special discounted midnight shows make the movies at the nine-screen Wallace Theatres on Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., near downtown Honolulu (tel. 808/263-4171), more affordable.
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