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    NEWS RELEASE

     Public Communications Division
                            Department of Customer Services
                            City & County of Honolulu
                             523-4385

                                                                                                                      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2002
SUNSET ON THE BEACH RETURNS TO WAIKIKI 

Sunset on the Beach returns to beautiful sandy Queens Surf Beach in Waikiki this weekend, April 27 and 28.   Don’t miss the lovable purple dinosaur, Barney, and his friends Baby Bop and BJ as they celebrate their 10th year on PBS.  It’s Barney’s first appearance in the Aloha State and he’s ready to spend the day at the beach and have some fun with the Sunset crowd. 

  If you haven’t yet experienced the popular free beachside extravaganza, make it a point to do Sunset at the Beach this weekend, as warm weather is predicted to return.  The event offers great food from a variety of local eateries, live entertainment and blockbuster movies on a giant 30-foot screen beneath a canopy of stars on the water’s edge. 

The program begins at 4 p.m., with entertainment and recorded Hawaiian music.  At 4:30, live entertainment follows with radio station KINE deejays engaging the audience in fun and frivolity.  At 7 p.m., meet Barney, BJ and Baby Bop and some very special friends and guests who will take the stage after a sneak preview of Barney’s new video, “Barney’s Beach Party.” 

            It’s a special weekend for the young and for the young at heart.   Feature-length films begin at 8 p.m. on the gigantic 30-foot screen.   On Saturday, April 27, enjoy the unique and entertaining “Shrek”, with Lord Farquaad, Princess Fiona and Donkey.  On Sunday, April 28, relish the zany characters of Roger, Weasels and Benny the Cat in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”  It’s a hilarious story of a man, a woman and a rabbit who finds himself in a lot of trouble.     

            Sunset guests may purchase delectable munchies throughout the evening beginning at 4 p.m.  Chose from a wide menu selection, from chef’s signature presentations to pizzas, hot dogs and snacks, at very reasonable prices.  Participating restaurants this weekend are Hau Tree Lanai, Ocean Seafood and Steak House, Suekko, Auntie Pasto’s, Davey Jones Ribs, Pizza Hut, Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog, Ghiradelli Ice Cream, Nutty Hawaiian, Popcorn Express and Beach House Cart. 

Sponsored by the City, the Hawaii Restaurant Association, Waikiki Improvement Association, KINE radio, KHNL News8 and K5, Sunset on the Beach was created as a Waikiki revitalization program to bring residents and visitors together in an effort to spur economic development. 

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

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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