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Akebono’s destruction in January robbed Hawaii of oldest theater

  • COURTESY LOWELL ANGELL

    The fountain in the patio of the Waikiki Theatre featured eight plaques around its edge. The bronze plaques featured movie stars’ autographs, including those of Gary Cooper, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields and Loretta Young.

  • COURTESY LOWELL ANGELL

    “Captain Haleiwa” — airline pilot Rick Rogers — tried to prevent the demolition of the Haleiwa Theater in 1983.

The loss of the Akebono Theater means the oldest theater in the state would be the downtown Hawaii Theatre, which opened in 1922 and now operates as a performance venue. Read more

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