This 7 screen theatre complex is located at the south end of the Kailua-Kona
resort area in the Keauhou Shopping Center, seen here from the scenic overlook.
The theatres are the white roofs at the center of the complex.
An exterior view of the theatres. These theatres are operated by Consolidated
(Pacific) although the facility is owned by the shopping center.
The box office. Reflections make the LED film schedules hard to read
during the day.
The lobby, concession stand and entrance to theatres 1 and 2 and the
main restrooms. Note the carpet right up to the concession stand; perfect
for soaking up those spills!
Entrance to theatre 3. Theatres 4 to 7 and game room are around the
corner to the right.
Corridor for theatres 1 and 2. Booth entrance and restrooms on the
left, entrance to #2 on the right, concession storage and lobby ahead and
to the right.
Corridor to theatres 4 through 7. These are 4 and 5. The game room
and 6 and 7 are on around the corner.
The game room, additional restrooms, and theatres 6 and (at the end
of the hall) 7.
The game room, with the only neon inside the building.
One of the four large auditoriums, with 231 seats. This is #5. Note
how low the booth port is above the last row of seats. This is common to
the large houses here, leading to lots of shadows on the screens.
Another view of #5. All houses share this color scheme. Note the fluorescent
(!) aisle lighting. It is actually gelled deep blue to try to reduce washing
out the film image.
And a view of #5's screen set for scope. #4 and 5 have common-height
masking; the other five houses are common-width. Screen speakers and subwoofers
are Electro-Voice; surrounds are JBL.
This is one of the three small auditoriums; #6 with 131 seats. The
booth port is at least properly located here.
And #6's scope masking. Slides are "courtesy" of NCN.
Up to the booth.
The booth entrance is to the left. Theatre 1 is behind us; we're looking
past #2 towards 3 through 7.
This is theatre 1's booth. All have Simplex Milleniums with 5-Star
soundheads, Xetron XCN-35 consoles, Maxi-12 automations and Neumade Neutronic
platters. The small houses have 2k lamps, the large houses 3k.
Theatre 1's platter.
Typical sound rack. From the top, Telex H.I. transmitter, CP500, Big
Sky booth monitor, Kenwood CD changer (no distribution amps here), external
digital interface for DTS and SDDS rollarounds (houses 2 through 5).
3 QSC USA 900s and 2 USA 1310s in each rack. Power switches are marked
for manager shutdown after last showings.
Here are the DTS and SDDS rollaround carts with their readers. They
can run in the larger theatres.
The interlock accumulator between # 3 and 4. It has been used on only
2 prints since these theatres opened. Interlock is also possible between
#6 and 7; used on only one print. All hardware is Neumade.
Spare parts, supplies and trailers.
Film makeup area.
Consoles 4 and 5 showing tight quarters. The auditoriums are back to
back, so the consoles are offset to allow passage.
Around the corner to #6 and 7. The tubs are to catch some of the many
leaks in the roof.
Looking back from #7 toward #6 and the corridor to the rest of the
booth. These theatres were built around a 45 degree corner on an existing
site. Theatre 7 has the only operator-side platter here. You can just see
the interlock rollers on the left wall.
Closeup of projector #5. Component Engineering digital/analog basement
LED readers and Schneider lenses.
Another view of #5 showing the docking station for the external digital
readers. The wall box contains the DTS pigtail connector.
Screen #5 masked for flat from the booth.
Special thanks to Chris Markiewicz for the pics