Consolidated Theatres, one of the most popular attractions of Ward Village for decades, has announced that in conjunction with its extended 15-year lease, they will undergo renovations that include reclining seats, food menus, and alcoholic beverages for patrons who are 21 and over, creating a theater-going experience unlike any other in Honolulu and on Oahu! The food menu, created by Food Network Chef Santos Loo and Bruce Seidel, will be ready by Spring 2016. Read more from Pacific Business News, below:
Consolidated Theatres said Wednesday that it will undertake a full renovation of its 16-screen Ward Theatres at Ward Village in Honolulu as part of a long-term lease extension with landlord The Howard Hughes Corp.
Consolidated, which is a subsidiary of Reading International, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDI), will add plush, oversized, full-electric recliner seats with reserved seating in some of the theaters, the company said.
Consolidated Theatres says it will undertake a full renovation of its 16-screen Ward Theatres at Ward Village in Honolulu as part of a long-term lease extension with landlord The Howard Hughes Corp.
“We are excited and honored to further our long history of providing stellar entertainment in Hawai‘i at our theatre at Ward Village,” Ellen Cotter, CEO of Reading International, said in a statement. “To better serve our guests, we will be upgrading our Ward Theatres to offer an even better movie-going experience with new seats, dining options, cutting-edge technology and more.”
An enhanced food and beverage menu created by Food Network veterans Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo, which will include beer and wine for customers age 21 and over, will launch in the spring. The theater complex lobby will also undergo a renovation, and Consolidated will add a second Titan XC screen, with Dolby Atmos sound.
“For decades, Consolidated Theatres at Ward Village has been the premier movie destination for locals and visitors alike,” David Striph, executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) said in a statement. “The renovation of the Ward Village location joins our property-wide efforts to create a thriving, vibrant neighborhood in Honolulu that will offer an unmatched entertainment destination and experience for our residents and guests.”
The theater complex is surrounded by three Howard Hughes condominium projects on three sides, including the Aeo project, which is replacing the Nordstrom Rack and Office Depot building directly behind the theaters and will include Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market store.