4368 Kukui Grove St
Lihue, HI 96766
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JUNE 18,2020 TIME FOR REFLECTIONS


FINAL DAY! {6/18/20}



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AS I GET READY TO WALK OUT OF THE THEATER FOR THE FINAL TIME! FOR ME, IT'S JUST NOT A CLOSING OF THE KUKUI GROVE CINEMAS AFTER 35 YEARS, BUT THE END OF AN ERA OF BEING IN THE THEATER BUSINESS




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WHICH STARTED IN THE 30'S WITH MY GRANDFATHER GOING TO TOWNS IN KANSAS & SHOWING MOVIES IN THE PARK OFF THE BED OF HIS PICK-UP TRUCK.




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AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION" WENT ON HE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA TO LOOK FOR WORK LEAVING HIS WIFE & KIDS IN KANSAS UNTIL HE FOUND WORK & GOT ON HIS FEET.




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AFTER A YEAR & A HALF HE SENT FOR HIS FAMILY TO MOVE FROM KANSAS TO CAL. IN THE LATE 40'S. HE & MY DAD STARTED THEATERS IN NORTHERN CAL. INCLUDING DRIVE-IN'S. MY GRANDFATHER WAS KINDESS, GENTLNESS,




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NEVER HAD A BAD WORD TO SAY ABOUT ANYBODY & ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE I HAVE EVERY MET. HE WAS REPAIRING, RE-WIRING SPEAKERS & DIGGING UP SPEAKER POST @ THE DRIVE-IN'S WELL INTO HIS 70'S




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HE INSTILLED HIS WORK ETHICS IN MY DAD & TOOK MY MOM IN AS IF SHE WAS HIS OWN DAUGHTER & GAVE HER A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE. AS FOR ME I GREW UP IN THE THEATER BUSINESS. @ 10 I LEARNED TO RUN BOOTH.




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BOOTH MEANING THE FILM PROJECTORS. THEY HAD TO BUILD ME A STEP BOX TO STAND ON TO MAKE THE "CHANGEOVER" 1 PROJECTOR TO THE OTHER ONE. LOT OF GREAT MEMORIES. 1 OF THEM HAULING FILMS FROM S.F. & JUST




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SPENDING ALOT OF TIME WITH MY DAD. WE SOLD ALL THEATERS IN CAL.{1982} & STARTED TO PUT ALL OUR EGGS IN 1 BASKET {KAUAI}. & NOW I'M WALKING OUT OF THEATER BUSINESS & {K.G.C. ONE LAST TIME!} NOT EASY!


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