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Waimea Theater

Address: Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-338-0282
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Ranked #198 of 228 things to do in Waimea
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Auburn, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Lovely local theatre for seeing a film you might have missed on the Mainland or the see a favorite again. Great screen comfortable environment ...especially if you get there early and can be seated in one of the rattan armchairs.

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Mountain View, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I caught a mid-week early show of "World War Z" will staying in town for a few nights. It was an old theater, but I didn't notice any problems with projector or sound. They had a double billing posted for the week-end of other recent-release summer block-busters.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

this theater used to show foreign films and interesting movies not shown anywhere else on the island. it also does live shows. the last time i went there it was showing the usual fare of any movie theater. that disappointed me a great deal and still does. the only theater on the west side. if you are staying there, you... More 

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Regina, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Movies not as new as on the mainland but still fun seeing a flick and experiencing the atmosphere if you have a rainy night out..

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los angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Going to this theater is like going back in time to when you where a kid. You would think that you would see this place in a movie, instead of seeing a movie in this place. It only has one screen and only has about 5 showings for the whole week, but is also used for many community events. It... More 

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Seattle, WA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

When I visited Kauai, it never stopped raining. The Waimea Theater provided a dry distraction from the rain, and was quite a pleasureable experience due to its older style. So if it is raining, and you are looking for something to do, check out the theater. Oh, and there's a great pizza place right across the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2005

This Theater is a MUST SEE inclusion to your visit on Kauai! Just make sure you arrive early - 45 minutes before the show, to secure one of the sixteen extra-comfortable rattan loge seats, available on a first- come, first-serve basis... Another extra is observing all the local community members catching up with each other, before the movie starts.. it's... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2004

Hey movie fans! You don't have to miss out on first run movies, if you're staying on the quiet west side of Kauai. Thank goodness someone had the brains to save the old Waimea Theatre, located in the heart of little Waimea. It's what I call first rate. Lots of locals, enjoying their favorite movie treats. Get there early and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2003

The movie selections are varied and interesting. We went two nights in a row! The theater is very comfortable and the people working there are super friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2002

I really enjoy going to see the movies at the Waimea theater. I feel very comfortable and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. If you haven't tried the popcorn - you're missing out on a special treat - real butter! I'm disappointed to see that the number of showings have decreased. I hope this is only temporary. I would like to see... More 

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