HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

775-0000 (WE HIGHLY RECCOMEND CALLING ON THE DAY OF SHOWING :)
Regular Movie Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens 65 and older, $3 Children ages 12 and under

THE LISTINGS IN THE CALENDAR BELOW ARE BEST ESTIMATES, IF "TBA" PRECEDES THE TITLE, IT IS NOT YET CONFIRMED. WE REALIZE THERE ARE A FEW GLITCHES WITH THE CALENDAR (LINKS TO EVENTS NOT YET WORKING), PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE IMPROVE... :)

 

 

OCTOBER 13    MOVIE:  GIRLS TRIP  R
OCTOBER 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 & 26   MOVIE:  IT   R 
OCTOBER 14, 21 & 22   WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATER   WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM    R
OCTOBER 15   ECSTATIC DANCE
OCTOBER 15   CONCERT:  0KA  (FROM AUSTRALIA)
OCTOBER 25  MOVIE:  GO FOR BROKE!  MEMORIES OF HAWAII  JAPANESE NISEI
NOVEMBER 3   ALOHA COMEDY CLUB   (FROM NEW YORK)
NOVEMBER 12:  LONO RUN DINNER & CELEBRATION
NOVEMBER 18    CONCERT:  RITA COOLIDGE
JANUARY 13    CONCERT:  JUDY COLLINS
FEBRUARY 11   CONCERT:   DAVE MASON
 

 

 

 

MOVIE:  IT   R   (Stephen King)

 

Friday, October 13  (7:15 PM)   Wednesday & Thursday, October 18 & 19  (7 PM) 

 

Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday  October 20, 22, 24 & 26   (Time to be announced)

 

It

New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

 

Richard Roeper  Chicago Sun Times:  "When a film of this magnitude has so many young characters front and center in the lead roles, so much depends on the casting -- and in this case, there's not a single misstep."

 

Josephine Livingstone  The New Republic:  "It is a study in trauma to match the best of them."

 

A. O. Scott  New York Times:  "The filmmakers honor both the pastoral and the infernal dimensions of Mr. King's distinctive literary vision."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score   85%

 

 

 

 

 

MOVIE:   GIRLS TRIP   R  

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday   October 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11  (7:15 PM)

 

Friday  October 13   (5 PM)

 

Girls Trip

When four lifelong friends-Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish-travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

 

Justin Chang  Los Angeles Times:  "Sexy, sharply written and beautifully acted"

 

Mick LaSalle  San Francisco Chronical:  "For the most part, "Girls Trip" balances sincere sentiment and boisterous comedy with honesty and skill, and for people who like their comedy a little nasty, this one's a blast."

 

Peter Travers  Rolling Stone:  "In all the ways 'Rough Night' went wrong, 'Girl Trip' goes hilariously right. Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and-yowza!- Tiffany Haddish let laughs bubble out of character instead of blunt-force farce. It makes all the difference."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score  89%

 

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE:  WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM

 

Saturday October 14 & Saturday October 21  (7 PM)    Sunday October 22  (2 PM)

 

 

 

CONCERT:  OKA  (FROM AUSTRALIA)    

 

Sunday   October 15  (6:30PM)

 

OKA (Electric | Dreamtime | Roots) is coming back from the ancient land of Australia to bless us with their sound in Hawaii!!
 
4:30pm-4:40p.m. Cosmik Sound / Gong with Kristen Cosmi
4:40p.m.-6:30p.m.: Ecstatic Dance with DJ Rajasick
6:30p.m.-6:45pm: Blessing with Lanakila & Pohaha I Ka Lani
6:45p.m.-Pau: Live Music by OKA
 
High vibes evening with one of the best dance opportunities on the Hamakua Coast for 2017... Let's get down to the mashup of dance & downtempo electro beats marinated in the mystical spirit of the Dreamtime.
 
Cover is min. 20$ if you're abunDANCE 25$... At Door... Mahalo!
 
OKA embraces the future without losing sight of the past, drawing upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel good Australian earth sound, an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music.
 
At the creative heart of the music is Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriSTU) who connects you to earth with the deep subsonic pulse and resonance of his Yidaki (didgeridoo). He is the big man behind the electronic beats, keys & vocals inspired by his aboriginal heritage.
 
The OKA Collective includes captivating melody on guitar, sax, flute & woodwinds woven through organic juju beats of deep tribal fire. A sound & force that touches the heart & connects the soul.
 
 

 

MOVIE:   GO FOR BROKE!  MEMORIES OF HAWAII JAPANESE NISEI

Wednesday   October 25   (5 PM)         FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 

Go for Broke! Memories of Hawaii’s Japanese Niseis is full of interviews of survivors and old-timers who remember the difficult times of WWII. A ten veterans on a big island testify to this movie.
These were the Nisei (second generation) sons of immigrant Japanese, the pidgin-speaking products of Island farm-labor camps.
Due entirely to racial prejudice, they were somehow neither Japanese nor American—not until their blood trials on battlefields in Italy and France, during which they became the most decorated combat unit of World War II.
This definitive documentary focuses on interviews with survivors, old-timers who make jokes about those days but still tremble with tears thinking of lost comrades, the carnage of their assault on the Gothic Line, and the human misery they witnessed when liberating the prison at Auschwitz.
The film also gives generous insight into the Hawai‘i of a century ago, including revelations about broomstick baseball, the importance of ken or prefecture, and the difference between a "Buddha-head" and a "kotonk."

Most remarkable, the film is made by a Japan-Japanese crew and utilizes subtitles in both Japanese and English. Thus history folds in on itself, making that gone war feel terribly outdated yet just as close as that old Buddha-head who lives down the street.

(Quoting some Maui Film Festival ratings)

 

 

 

 

 ECSTATIC DANCE

SUNDAY   (4:30 PM)   OCTOBER 15 -Just before OKA - live in concert!

 

Come and treat yourself to the experience of free-form movement to world-rhythms mixed live at the event by DJ Rajasick.

Ecstatic Dance is a place to dance “from the inside out” and connect with like-minded people of all ages in a safe and non-judgmental space. Given the large amount of people that may show up to the event and the nature of our free-form movement, for liability purposes this dance is open to anyone aged 13 years or older only.

In its most basic definition it is free-form movement/dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the grace or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance as if nobody is watching! It is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection. Let your body and inner guide be your teachers.

No dance experience or partner is necessary. It's a perfect outlet for those who think they can't dance and for experienced dancers alike. It is free-form, not a structured dance. It is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation, where you can feel safe to try new things and really push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
1. Move however you wish.
2. No talking on the dance floor or altar - low whispers off the floor please.
3. No shoes on the dance floor.
4. Water breaks to be taken off the dance floor.