Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 4–8, 2018

Get your dose of movie magic.

Film nerds, this one’s for you. This weekend is all about the movies—old classics, new favorites, we got ’em all—so hit the theaters, grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy.


Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spring Showcase
PHOTO: courtesy of hawai‘i international film festival


Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spring Showcase

Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 15

With a medley of films from across the globe, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spring Showcase is a great way to explore a new culture without ever leaving the island. This year’s lineup features 33 films from 12 countries, each one carefully chosen by the HIFF team. Animal lovers can squee and giggle their way through Pick of the Litter, which follows the lives of five Labrador Retriever pups destined to guide the blind. The documentary Ramen Heads centers around Japan’s cult dish and the ramen chefs behind some of the most delicious bowls in the world. But whether you’re into rom-coms, tear-jerkers or crime dramas, HIFF’s mini-festival has a film for every taste.  

$12–$14, Regal Dole Cannery Stadium Theatres, 735 Iwilei Road. For more information and to purchase tickets to a film screening, go here.


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“Heeere’s Kubrick!” Film Series

Every Wednesday this month at 7:30 p.m.

If your typical Friday night is more Netflix and thrill, Kāhala Theatre’s latest film series, honoring the talented Stanley Kubrick, is right up your alley. This month, the theater pays homage to one of cinema’s most influential directors every Wednesday night with a one-night-only screening of Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket, in that order. This is your chance to experience some of cinema’s iconic movies on the big screen.

$11, Kāhala Theatre, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave., Suite 3080. For more information and to purchase tickets to a film screening, go here.


photo: Courtesy of Happy


Free Screening of Happy

Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m.

What makes us happy? It’s a deceptively simple question that, for many, takes a lifetime to answer. In the documentary Happy, Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic embarks on a several-year journey around the world to find the key to happiness. Along the way, people from all walks of life, from leading experts in research psychology to a humble rickshaw driver from Kolkata, India, share their own findings and personal beliefs about what makes people happy. The East-West Center Gallery will be offering a free one-time-only screening this Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free, East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road. For more information, go here.


Living808 Movie Night: 1970s

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

KHON2 partners with Consolidated Theatres to bring you Living808 Movie Night, a once-a-week night of movie magic starring films from bygone eras. Starting tonight, Ward Theatres will screen a classic film every Wednesday evening, selected by Living808 hosts Trini Kaopuiki and John Veneri. This month’s lineup features cult classics from the ’70s including Grease, The Godfather and Jaws. It kicks off tonight with a screening of Saturday Night Fever plus a meet-and-greet with the Living808 hosts, prize giveaways and more.

$10, Ward Theatres, 1044 Auahi St. For more information and to purchase tickets to a film screening, go here.


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