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“got busted for bringing in a bottle of water”
Review of Kukui Grove Cinema

Kukui Grove Cinema
Ranked #4 of 4 Fun & Games in Lihue
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

although, the show they were playing prior to the main movie was way more entertaining than previews. Good spot to get away from heat.

1  Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

this is an old theater with no sense of keeping a good movie for more than a week or even showing one except RARELY. forget anything educational or foreign, art house, not mainstream, or halfway intellectual. the owner is not very nice, very UNFRIENDLY, and grouchy. her staff are her lackeys that scour the theaters for people who bring in their own water and confiscate it claiming it is in violation of some federal law! REALLY??? GIVE ME A BREAK! she so graciously gave me a paper cup to drink from and took away my bottle. i could only pour from my bottle once before saying good-bye to it at the concession stand. i have a medical letter indicating i have to hydrate all the time. she refused to hear me or look at it. Her denying me that could definitely be a violation of a real federal law-- the ADA! a little bit of totalitarianism right here in paradise. only game in town so if you want to see a movie, behave, sit like a robot and do not drink your own water!!!! BTW, it is ok to bring in screaming infants, talk on your cell phone, text, and answer calls during a performance. obviously no federal laws against that!

4  Thank ELLEN L
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

As we prepared for this trip everyone told us that on your last day you need to probably see a movie to fill the time until your evening flight back. Wow! only one theater selection, think early 1970's structure and viewing. Food average, service acts like they are only game in town. If I had the time I would have found another way to spend 2+ hours of my life until flight! Plan ahead for your last day out of your resort/hotel.

3  Thank SeanH689
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Not the top of the line cinema experience as it is the only movie theater in all of Kauai (since the movie theater in the Coconut Marketplace closed some years ago). Screens are small but they do offer first run movies (mostly). They definitely need some upgrades. Not at the quality you might be used to on the mainland or in Honolulu. On the plus side, you can also get some good food across the way in the shopping center before the movie. I did not feel unsafe there.

Thank Norm1983
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Maybe because your on such a great Island the last thing you want to do is go to a movie but this place is in dire need of an upgrade! They don't take credit cards, no buying tickets ahead of time, and the movie screens are extremely small. On the plus side the seats do appear to have been upgraded since the last time I was on Kauai 2 years ago.

Thank RAV_IN_SB
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