The Waimea Theater originally opened on September 2, 1938. Hurricane Iniki destroyed the decorative marquee and front elements in 1992.Work out when and for how long to visit Waimea Theater and other Waimea attractions using our handy Waimea trip maker site .
The County of Kauaʻi purchased the building in 1996 and funding for the restoration was provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency and a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
The Historic Waimea Theater once again re-opened to the public in August of 1999, managed by the West Kauaʻi Business & Professional Association who raised $40,000 in start-up funds.
The renovated theater now accommodates 270 patrons and features a stage, big movie screen, state-of-the-art sound system, snack bar and rattan seat loge section. It also provides a multi-media projection system allowing for meetings, presentations, private parties and other live events.
We offer group booking rates, concession discounts and private showings. To book the Historic Waimea Theater for your next special event, please contact our box office at 808-338-2027.
Waimea Theater Reviews
There was a plaque inside that said the theater was new in 1938. We went there to see the Kauai Voices perform. We were lucky enough to ge sit in the large comfortable seats which was great for legroo... more »
We decided to take in a movie at the Waimea Theater in Waimea......first-time visitor. We had wanted to see the theater and they happened to be playing a movie we were wanting to see. The theater has ... more »
I love going to Waimea Theatre and hope they never close! It's a small venue yet is rarely crowded. You can get snacks across the street at the mom and pop store or at the concession stand. There are a few rows of comfy seats in addition to regular ones. A trip to Waimea Theatre is always worth the drive!
Lovely place, really comfortable chairs to be had if you get the early! Senior and child tickets available. Refreshments were expensive but then they are everywhere. First run movies only lag back by about 3-6 months even though they are a small community theater!
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