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Top 3 Stories on KHNL.com - Week of November 14

At number 3: Dollar theater thriving in bad economy At number 3: Dollar theater thriving in bad economy
Number 2: Obama plans Hawaii trip to honor late grandmother Number 2: Obama plans Hawaii trip to honor late grandmother
Number 1: Ilikai owners and employees protest new developer Number 1: Ilikai owners and employees protest new developer

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Residents of a Waikiki hotel protest a new developer, President-elect Obama plans a Hawaii trip to honor his late grandmother and the dollar theater, thrives in a bad economy. These are the most viewed stories on KHNL.com this week.


At number 3: Dollar theater thriving in bad economy

"We bought three tickets, soda, two hot dogs and popcorn and it cost us about 14 or 15 dollars. Compared to other places it's pretty good," said Honolulu Resident Cesar Contreras.

Like many toughing it out in our troubled economy, movie-goers are turning to a cheaper, more sensible place to catch a flick.

With the average price of a movie ticket running about $10, customers are going frugal at the Hollywood Theatres at Restaurant Row, where tickets are only a dollar.


Number 2: Obama plans Hawaii trip to honor late grandmother

President-elect Barack Obama plans to visit Hawaii in December to honor his grandmother, who passed away just one day before the election.

Obama plans to relax with his family before his inauguration in January.

Campaign officials are not saying when he will arrive.


And the number one story: Ilikai owners and employees protest new developer

"Every six months it's like it can't get any worse and then it gets worse," said resident Steve Landau.

Waikiki's Ilikai Hotel shot to fame after featuring scenes from the 1960's show Hawaii Five-O.

But now residents and owners say it's one struggle after another to maintain its once majestic appeal.

Workers and residents say mis-management and inadequate information about new development has them worried of what the future has in store.

And these are the Top 3 Stories on KHNL.com this week.

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