Sunday, June 26, 2011

Save the Queen

Theater, that is. . . 

A L O H A   &

Welcome Back to Virtual Honolulu.

Today we visit the Kaimuki neighborhood.

Even when you live in a place like this-

"There's no place like home," 

"The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

  You still enjoy going inside a dark palace of magic,
like Kaimuki's QUEEN THEATER- seen here in the 1930s.
Happy 75th Anniversary to the old dame.

I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas

"The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

Today, she is in disrepair. 
The neighborhood would love to save her!

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small," 

"Sunset Blvd.," 1950

"Here's looking at you, kid,"

  "Casablanca," 1942

"The stuff that dreams are made of,"

  "The Maltese Falcon," 1941.

View from the tiny parking lot in back: all the way to Punchbowl

"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" 

"White Heat," 1949

"Built in 1936 on a 10,396-square-foot parcel of prime Waialae Avenue real estate near the top of the hill, the Queen Theater grew to two stories and went from a neighborhood movie house to a porno theater to the place where people would go to watch "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" while dressing in full cult-following regalia.
The theater has not yet been declared safe for people to walk around in, but the lobby has been cleared. "
Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Paula Devi of EVERYDAY Radiance was kind enough to share an award with me.
She wrote:

" Cloudia of Comfort Spiral Cloudia brings us beauty - both visual and written. In sharing with us her amazing photography of her Hawaii, its flowers, colors and people and sharing thought provoking quotes, you cannot but leave her blog thankful you visited. "

Thank YOU, Paula 
As Well as EACH of YOU who visit & comment here!
                                            Sincerely, cloudia