Diamond Head Theatre, which was built in 1933, needs to be replaced or undergo a major renovation.
After studying the matter, theatre executives have decided repairs to the exisiting theatre would be too costly so they plan to continue using the current facility while a new theatre is built.
“So now we’re realizing that we can build right next door. we can keep this theater up and running until such time as we tear it down and create gardens. And then we’ll have a brand new theater on our property right up the hill,” Diamond Head Theatre Executive Director Deena Dray said.
“So we have the opportunity now to create a space that really works for stage. And allows more comfortable seating, more restrooms, bigger stage area and more classrooms,” said Dray.
Construction of the new theatre will not start anytime soon, but theatre officials have already begun informing residents of the plan.
The new theatre could cost anywhere between $10 and $15 million.