In the years prior to the renovation, the simple gable-roofed building underwent significant alterations to its original footprint. It required fresh eyes to design a state-of-the-art theater that maintained the character so distinctive of this historic plantation town. We delivered by providing two 98-seat theater spaces to replace the previous single 130-seat theater; a new internal concession area; projection room; and new restrooms. We also restored the three street-facing facades to their 1930s appearance.
Steeped in Lanai’s rich history, the renovated Lanai Theater maintains the original architecture while boasting a clean, contemporary interior that reflects 1930s island charm.
Lanai Theater, 1930
Lanai Theater, after rehabilitation
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Historic Preservation Award, 2015
Award of Merit, 2015