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                Public Communications Division

                            Department of Customer Services

                            City & County of Honolulu

                            523-4385

                                                                                                                      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 20, 2002

 

RECREATE AND RELAX AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH

 

Sunset on the Beach continues in Waikiki at picturesque Queen's Surf Beach this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25.  The popular event, created by the City for the residents and visitors of Hawaii, features live entertainment, a wide assortment of food from local restaurants, a unique festive environment and first-run movies for the entire family viewed on a giant 30-foot screen.

           

            The fun begins at 4 p.m. with food tents serving a variety of savory treats from delectable pupus to hearty meals and relaxing music to get people in the mood for fun.   It's a great way to sample the offerings of Honolulu's finest restaurants.  Establishments participating this weekend include Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog, Nutty Hawaiian, Suekko, The Hau Tree Lanai, Catania Restorante Italiano, Moani's Country Kitchen, Simply Ono Popcorn, Davey Jones Ribs, Sweet Street Deserts, Mr. Pizza and Beach House Beverage Cart.

 

At 5 p.m., Hawaii's popular radio stations take the stage with KINE FM100 deejays engaging the audience in contests and prizes and exciting, first-rate entertainment.  Saturday, audiences will resonate with the music of  "Courtney New" and "Accoustic Soul."  The outstanding performances of "Da Braddahs" and "Brother Noland" on Sunday round out the entertainment lineup.

 

            This weekend, blockbuster movies will begin at 7:15 p.m. rather than at 7:30 p.m. to accommodate the beautiful Hawaiian sunsets.  On Saturday, August 24, movie goers will be smitten by "The Princess Dairies," a comedy starring Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and newcomer Anne Hathaway.  This Disney movie, directed by Garry Marshall, recreates the transformation of an awkward teenager into a poised, regal member of the royal family, and is certain to entertain the entire family.

 

            On Sunday, the movie screen lights up with the recent remake of "The Mask of Zorro," a popular classic starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Set in 18th century scenic Mexico, the film opens with murder and mayhem.  Zorro's life is torn apart when his rival enemy kills his wife, steals his infant daughter, then has Zorro imprisoned for 20 years.  Upon his escape, Zorro has only one goal to execute his tormentor.  He enlists the help of a young, dashing apprentice, who ultimately avenges Zorro and, with one fell swoop, wins the heart of his beautiful daughter. 

 

            The Ralph Edwards' "This is Your Life:  Duke Kahanamoku" will be shown again this weekend before the featured films on both nights.   All movies are viewed on the giant 30-foot screen with Diamond Head in the backdrop.  

 

Mayor Jeremy Harris and the City and County of Honolulu, the Waikiki Improvement Association, Hawaii Restaurant Association, News 8-NBC Hawaii, K5 The Home Team and KINE FM100 radio proudly co-sponsor Sunset on the Beach.

 

            For more information contact 523-CITY or the Waikiki Improvement Association at 923-1094.

 

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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