HoMA has had a film program since the 1930s, when it showed classic films in Central Courtyard. The theatre opened in 1977, named in honor of Doris Duke, a generous philanthropist and supporter of Islamic art and culture, jazz and other music and performing arts. The Doris Duke Foundation provided funds for the modernization and re-dedication of the theater in 2000.
Box-office hours: The box office opens 30 minutes before the film starts.
Theater tickets: Available online in advance, at the theatre box office, the museum’s Visitor Information Center, or by phone at 808-532-6097.
Film admission: $12 general admission; $10 museum members. Children age 18 and under get FREE admission to regular film screenings!
Matinee Rewards Card: Pick one up at the theater box office. When you attend three matinees, you receive a free fourth screening.
Concession stand: In the lobby, visitors can purchase classic movie snacks and locally made goodies ($2-$6). Drinks include coffee, hot tea, Perrier, Shaka Tea, and Bundaberg Ginger Beer ($2-$4.5).
Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2020
July 18 – August 2
The Honolulu Surf Film Festival returns for its 13th year in a new virtual format. We’ll be showcasing the best of surf features and shorts from around the world to celebrate the rich and diverse community.
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