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July 3, 2013

Waikiki Theatre,  2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 by Theatre Posts on Flickr."From the HONOLULU ADVERTISER, August 20, 1936:
“The auditorium is a revelation in theatrical architecture. Spacious, cool, it is acoustically correct in every detail. Perfect hearing and vision are available from every seat of the huge auditorium.
One of the most unique ideas in theatre “atmosphere” has been incorporated in the decorations. The ceiling, done in soft blue,
becomes a replica of the heavens through special lighting effects. Stars twinkle, soft, fleecy clouds float about, the planets
send off their soft light. The Waikiki theatre is one of the few in the world in which this unusual lighting fea-ture has been installed.
Hawaiian Rainbows -Through this lighting the great rainbow that spans the proscenium becomes a soft, misty, fairy arch rivaling in loveliness the great rainbows that arch Hawaii’s skies.”
Theatres of Hawai’i
Postcard: Theatre Talks collection”

Waikiki Theatre, 2284 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 by Theatre Posts on Flickr.

"From the HONOLULU ADVERTISER, August 20, 1936:
“The auditorium is a revelation in theatrical architecture. Spacious, cool, it is acoustically correct in every detail. Perfect hearing and vision are available from every seat of the huge auditorium.

One of the most unique ideas in theatre “atmosphere” has been incorporated in the decorations. The ceiling, done in soft blue,
becomes a replica of the heavens through special lighting effects. Stars twinkle, soft, fleecy clouds float about, the planets
send off their soft light. The Waikiki theatre is one of the few in the world in which this unusual lighting fea-ture has been installed.

Hawaiian Rainbows -Through this lighting the great rainbow that spans the proscenium becomes a soft, misty, fairy arch rivaling in loveliness the great rainbows that arch Hawaii’s skies.”

Theatres of Hawai’i

Postcard: Theatre Talks collection”

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