WAIKIKI THEATRE
Honolulu, Hawaii
An affectionate  memory of a very special theatre.
The Waikiki is two years old in 1938.
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including a 1954 article by famed poet, artist and author
DON BLANDING
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Edwin Sawtelle retired from the Waikiki in 1955.
Popular Hawaii organist Johnny DeMello was appointed organist.  He would
continue to perform at the Waikiki until his retirement in 1978.
Waikiki Theatre,  R.I.P.,  April 2005
Mahalo to Lowell Angell for these two photos of the Waikiki Theatre demolition.
Right: Johnny DeMello at the
Waikiki organ circa 1961
Counter
Above:  The gutted shell. Only the frame of the rainbow proscenium remains in March 2005.
Below:  New in 1936
THE END
The spacious projection booth was state-of-the-art in 1936.
Thanks to Wesley Inouye for providing this photo
Thanks to Wesley Inouye for providing this photo
Thanks to Scott Bosch for providing these photos