During Typhoon Soudelor, Hollywood Theaters experienced significant damaged that resulted in portions of the roof being lost causing damages inside the building itself. Pacific Rim was asked to conduct an evaluation of the building and was hired to complete the interior renovation work needed. Pacific Rim was awarded the project in early November and was asked to have a partial opening by mid-December to coincide with the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To complete this task, Pacific Rim pooled resources from both Guam and Saipan and immediately obtained approval on and began the process of air-freighting in the necessary materials. When estimated, the multi-phased approach was not known, but that did not slow down the schedule or drive up costs. Pacific Rim began working several shifts and searched for cost saving opportunities to offset the added costs. In the end, the contract amount increased only $17,000 due to owner requested changes after incorporating more than $85,000 in total changes. On top of this, the facility was opened on schedule.
In terms of the work scope, immediately upon award Pacific Rim began working to dry out the building, opened up every wall in the building to mitigate moisture damage and removed all the soft goods in the building that included, seating, carpet, draperies as well as lighting, cabinetry and other finishes that were damaged. In less than a month, the concession area, ticket booth, entry and two theaters were open for business. This required new cabinetry, drywall repairs, refinishing of all surfaces including, VCT flooring and base, installation of OFCI auditorium seating, coordination with owner contractors that included AV, silver screen, carpet and exterior improvements. Following the opening of the facility in mid-December, the team worked at night to eliminate the coordination problems.
Regal Cinema relied very heavily on Pacific Rim to make the right decisions for the project as a whole and Pacific Rim did not do anything to violate this trust. In the end, the project was completed on-time, within budget and the level of finishes exceeded expectations and what past contractors had completed in the facility before. As a result, the owner requested Pacific Rim to become licensed in Hawaii in order to be able to offer similar services to them in the entire region.
"Amazing, simply amazing. Your crew definitely pulled a rabbit out of the hats. Theater looks better than ever. Thank you again for all the hard work and long hours. Looking forward to future projects together."
Steve Massey, Regal Cinemas