Fodor's Expert Review Hawaii Theatre
Opened in 1922, this theater earned rave reviews for its neoclassical design, with Corinthian columns, marble statues, and plush carpeting and drapery. Nicknamed the "Pride of the Pacific," the facility was rescued from demolition in the early 1980s and underwent a $30-million renovation. Listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, it has become the centerpiece of revitalization efforts of Honolulu's downtown area. The 1,400-seat venue hosts concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, and film screenings. Guided tours of the theater end with a mini-concert on the historic orchestral pipe organ and can be booked through the box office. If interested one of the weekly tours on Tuesdays at 11 am, call a few days ahead to reserve.