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Our Refurbishment & Repair
The Leeward Theatre was recently approved for a much needed renovation. While our facility may be closed off and on over the next two years, we're still planning to have a reduced season of events.
"Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $58.5 million for capital improvements at University of Hawaii campuses, including $37.5 million to address a backlog of deferred maintenance at the Manoa campus.
The Leeward Theater will receive $8 million for capital improvements and deferred maintenance.
The Leeward Theater was built in 1974, and has only seen minor repairs in the last 40 years, according to Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Mark Lane.
'We're very excited as you can imagine for the $8 million the Legislature appropriated," Lane said. "The theater is certainly overdue for a complete overhaul.'
The theater is prepared for temporary closure, and hopes to take programming out into community schools.
In the past year, The Leeward Theater hosted a total of 165 events attended by nearly 145, 000 people. The theater is also rented to the public, and has been used by local high schools and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation for public informational sessions on the city's rail transit project.
'This is the only major theater in central Oahu," Lane said. "It's a true community asset, and I think that's what the Legislature saw.'”
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