Consolidated Theatres will open an eight-screen, state-of-the-art cinema at Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu.
The new theatre, which will be the company’s ninth in Hawaii and its first new cinema to break ground since 2001, will feature the latest in cinematic technology and incorporate elements that celebrate Hawaii’s unique lifestyle.
“Our new theatre at Ka Makana Alii will provide the West Oahu community with a world-class cinematic experience, from plush reclining seats to a delicious, locally inspired menu,” said Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of Consolidated Theatres. “We’re proud of our nearly 100-year history as a kamaaina company, and look forward to continuing to serve moviegoers at this new state-of-the-art facility.”
In addition to West Oahu’s first TITAN XC screen, equipped with Dolby Atmos multi-channel immersive sound, the Ka Makana Alii cinema will feature plush, oversized, full-electric recliner seats, expansive wall-to-wall screens, and pristine digital projection by Barco. Along with the traditional theatre concessions of popcorn and soda, the cinema will also offer a locally inspired menu created by Food Network veterans Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo.
“Consolidated Theatres has deep roots in Hawaii and we’re thrilled to bring their unique entertainment concept currently found nowhere else in the islands to Ka Makana Alii,” said Edward Kobel, president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development. “This addition to our growing roster of tenants reinforces our commitment to creating the premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination for West Oahu. With the recent signing of our lease for the 67-acre site from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, we’re excited to start construction on the centre.”
Ka Makana Alii, Hawaii’s newest mall and the first regional shopping centre to be built in more than 30 years, will feature more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, two hotels and LEED-certified office space. In addition to entertainment anchor Consolidated Theatres, the centre’s growing list of signed tenants includes anchor department store Macy’s, as well as H&M, Forever 21, AT&T, Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Hawaii’s first Hampton Inn & Suites.
The first phase of the centre, which includes more than 750,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and hotel space, is scheduled to open in 2016.