For the first time in 35 years, the Honolulu Museum of Art started selling snacks at its historic Doris Duke Theatre. From handmade baked goods to a variety of candied nuts, this is a big deal for theatergoers with a sweet tooth.
And although the snack selection might seem limited (for now), it’s still nice to see local businesses contributing to the snack menu. Yummy Tummy has become a common name over the years at Oahu coffee shops and bakeries and now sells its stuff as a theatre mainstay. They’re known for their classic baked good, like cupcakes and cookies, as well as some healthier alternatives, like gluten-free and vegan sweets.
The snack stand opened for biz just in time for the birthday of that famous Singing in the Rain star, Gene Kelly. The Honolulu Museum of Art showed the film, On the Town (1949), at its theatre this month; the month of Gene Kelly’s 100th birthday and the 60th anniversary of the beloved musical.
The museum had a film program since the 1930s, but in 1977, screenings moved to what is now Doris Duke Theatre. And if you thought the revitalized concession stand was a huge achievement for the tiny theatre, then a Matinee Stamp Card is even huger. Those who prefer watching matinees can get a stamp for each ticket purchased. Every three tickets will earn theatergoers a free ticket.
DORIS DUKE THEATRE • Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814 • 808-532-8700 • For admission and hours, visit www.honolulumuseum.org
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