Hundreds gather for ‘Aquaman’ screening, where the guest of honor is Jason Momoa himself

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Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 at 4:36 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of fans gathered in Kakaako on Friday for a special “Aquaman” screening with the movie’s star — Hawaii’s own Jason Momoa.

At Ward Theatres, Momoa was greeted by a scores of Polynesian dancers — a welcome that left Momoa in tears.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said. “I’m so choked up. It’s a big honor.”

Momoa also performed a haka for the crowd, nearly losing his voice in the process.

The event featured a private screening for dozens of fans.

The VIP tickets were auctioned off as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

And they sold for well over the starting bid of $250.

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The cheapest pair of tickets sold for $950. The most expensive pair: $2,025.

Altogether, the tickets made $16,976.

Kids from the Boys & Girls Club were also invited to attend the special night.

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