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CINEMAS

THE GREAT 4-D MOVIE RIDE
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
Big Island, HI, 96743
(Kohala Coast)
Tel. (808) 320-8884
Hawaii's first and only 4-D theater. The 24-seat theater shows 3-D features and simulated "rides" on a 19-foot widescreen projected from twin, high-definition digital projectors.

HONOKAA PEOPLES THEATRES
Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 775-0000
Shows commercial movies on weekends.

KEAUHOU CINEMAS
Keauhou Shopping Center
78-5725 Alii Drive
Keauhou, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 324-0172
Consolidated Theaters. A 7-plex theater.

KRESS CINEMAS
174 Kamehameha Avenue, Box #1
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-0066 (Office); (808) 961-3456 (Recording)
Wallace Theaters. A 4-plex theater.

MAKALAPUA STADIUM CINEMAS
74-5469 Kamakaeha
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-4461 (Office); (808) 327-0444 (Recording)
Wallace Theaters. A 10-plex theater.

NAALEHU THEATRE
Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 11)
Naalehu, HI 96772
(Kau District)
Tel. (808) 929-9133
Southernmost movie house in the U.S. - weekends only.

PRINCE KUHIO THEATRES
Prince Kuhio Shopping Plaza
111 East Puainako Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 959-4595 (Office); (808) 961-3456 (Recording)
Wallace Theaters. A 9-plex theater.

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NIGHTCLUBS / LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

BOAT LANDING PAVILION
Hilton Waikoloa Village
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 886-1234
Cocktails, appetizer and solo guitarist nightly.

CRONIES BAR & GRILL
11 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-5158
Karaoke most nights, live band or disco music other nights.

FLIP-SIDE TOO
94 Mamo Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-0057
Cocktail lounge. Dancing on Saturday nights.

MASK BAR & GRILL
75-5660 Kopiko
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-8558
A disco bar and grill.

SHOOTERS
121 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 969-7069
Disco dancing every night.

THE OTHER SIDE
74-5484 Kaiwi Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-7226
A Rock 'n Roll Bar.

UNCLE BILLY'S HILO BAY HOTEL
87 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-0861 or 1-800-367-5102
Older, family-owned and operated hotel, on the waterfront of beautiful Hilo Bay - committed to preserving the charm of "Old Hawaii". Hula show and Hawaiian entertainment nightly.

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MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE

ALOHA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY
Highway 11
Kainaliu, HI 96739
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-9924
Semi-professional local repertory company.

HAWAII CONCERT SOCIETY
P. O. Box 233
Hilo, HI 96721
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 959-4064
A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing fine music and dance to East Hawaii. In addition to concert performances, they arrange master classes, workshops and other educational programs that enable area school children as well as music and performance students to come into contact with professional musicians and dancers.

HILO BAY DANCE CLUB
Hilo Elks Club
150 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-5018 eve.
Ballroom dance classes held weekly on Tuesday evenings. Small membership & class fees. Open to visitors. Call for information.

HILO COMMUNITY PLAYERS
141 Kalakaua Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-9155
Stages plays on occasion.

KAHILU THEATER FOUNDATION
P. O. Box 549
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-6017 (Office); (808) 885-6868 (Box Office)
Movie Information (808) 887-6368 (Recording)
Responsive to the cultural needs of the community, the 490-seat Kahilu Theatre provides a home for the presentation, support, education and promotion of the performing arts. As a non-profit arts organization, the Kahilu Theatre Foundation offers an annual season of live performances, first run films on weekends, youth programs, and invites artists to display their works in the theatre gallery on the evening of a performance. The theatre is also available to public and private agencies for meetings and performances.

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
P. O. Box 6682
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 896-7663
The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Madeline F Schatz music director and conductor, is a high-quality professional 45-piece symphony orchestra which performs a 3-concert series each year. Performances are held at the Kahilu Theater in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Admission to all concerts is free. Bring the family.

KILAUEA DRAMA & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (KDEN)
HCR 3 Box 13089
Keaau, HI 96749
(Puna District)
Tel. (808) 982-7344
KDEN is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization formed to foster quality community theater on the Big Island of Hawaii. Most productions are performed at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

ORCHID ISLE BALLROOM DANCE CLUB (OIBDC)
P. O. Box 4422
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-1804 or (808) 938-1473
Ballroom dance practice held weekly on Monday evenings. Small membership fee. Monthly social events. Visitors welcome! Call for information.

PALACE THEATRE
38 Haili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 934-7010 (Office); (808) 934-7777 (Recording)
Built in 1925, the Palace Theatre was once the grandest theatre on Big Island. The spacious lobby and auditorium are reminiscent of the Art Deco days. Restoration of the Palace began in 1990 and when completed will provide a performance venue for the blend of ethnic groups that make up the Hawaiian culture. The Palace provides a mixed fare of weekend art films, occasional silent movies (with live organ accompaniment), productions of the Hilo Community Players, musical concerts ranging from Hawaiian to jazz to classical, and live statewide broadcasts over Hawaii Public Radio.

UNIVERSITY THEATRE
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 974-7310
The 600-seat UHH Theatre is the Big Island's major performing arts educational and cultural center, serving as a joint facility for the University and the Big Island Communities. The primary purpose of the Theatre Program is to offer significant educational and diverse cultural opportunities for the UHH and Big Island communities. The Theatre produces, presents and/or co-sponsors an extensive and culturally diverse year-round season of local, regional, national and international performing arts events including dance, drama, music, mime, children's shows, lectures and special events.

VOLCANO ART CENTER
P. O. Box 104
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
(Volcano Area)
Tel. (808) 967-8222
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts. Under a cooperating agreement with the National Park Service, VAC presents a wide variety of special and ongoing programs in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including art exhibits and demonstrations, the Na Mea Hawaii Hula Kahiko performance series, music and dance concerts, theater presentations, and classes and workshops with guest artists.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE & CHORUS
P. O. Box 1660
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-5818
Established in 1964 as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Waimea Community Theatre (WCT) is to provide an outlet for creative community involvement, while seeking to produce quality entertainment. Based in Waimea, WCT provides entertaining plays, choral concerts, and educational workshops primarily at the Parker School Auditorium and occasionally at the Kahilu Theatre and other venues.

WAIMEA CONSORT
PO Box 2124
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885 2143
A non profit corporation established in 1999, the Waimea Consort is a cappella vocal ensemble of 12 singers dedicated to bring to the Hawaiian Islands rarely sung vocal music from the beginning of polyphony to contemporary choral works. The Consort prepares two main programs each year and performs mainly on the Big Island of Hawaii. The concerts are free.

WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE & ACADEMY
74-5626 Alapa Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-8876
A non profit organization established in 1989 by a group of dancers committed to creating an environment of cultural excellence. Today, the Dance Theatre sponsors educational outreach school programs, public performances, guest artists and workshops, while the Academy provides professional dance training from preschool through advanced.

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LUAUS

SPONSOR

BEST HAWAIIAN LUAUS ON THE BIG ISLAND
(Islands of Maui, Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii & Kauai)
Tel. No. (808) 661-6655 or 1-877-661-6655 (toll free)
Email: big-island-luau-reservations@best-luaus.com
If you are looking for great entertainment on the Big Island of Hawaii you have found it! Visit a luau and enjoy the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. Online reservations of Hawaiian Luau shows and Polynesian Revues on the Big Island of Hawaii. We recommend the Royal Kona Luau, the Island Breeze Luau and others, book with us online today.


FRIENDS

HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 886-1234
"Legends of the Pacific" including sumptuous buffet.

KING KAMEHAMEHA'S KONA BEACH HOTEL
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 326-4969
On the beach - Hawaiian Royal Court arrives by canoe.

KONA VILLAGE RESORT
Queen Kaahumanu Highway
Kalaoa, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 325-5555
One of the most expensive luaus on the island - but well worth the price!

MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 882-7222
Grounds are superb - right near the water.

ROYAL KONA RESORT
75 - 5852 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-3111
Great location - right next to the water.

SHERATON KEAUHOU RESORT & SPA
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 930-4900
"Origins" - honoring the many cultures of Hawaii.

WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 886-6789
Located adjacent to the fishponds at Anaehoomalu Bay.

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