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                Public Communications Division

                            Department of Customer Services

                            City & County of Honolulu

                            523-4385

                                                                                                                    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 31, 2002

 

FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK SPONSORS SUNSET ON THE BEACH

 

            (Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31, 2002) Sunset on the Beach returns to Waikiki this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, 2002 through the generous sponsorship of noted community leader First Hawaiian Bank, and the Waikiki Improvement Association.

 

"First Hawaiian Bank is delighted to keep the fun coming," said Walter A. Dods, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Hawaiian Bank.  "The City has done a great job of getting these wonderful events up and running and now we're pleased to play our part in keeping Sunset on the Beach going with private funding."

 

"Sunset on the Beach is a great program for Hawai`i's economy, as well as an opportunity for residents and visitors to share the aloha in a lovely setting."

 

At 4:00 p.m., the popular food-entertainment-movie fest kicks off with great food and Hawaiian CDs.  Whether guests picnic on the beach or dine on tables set up on the Kapahulu pier, they will enjoy a great menu selection from pizzas, hot dogs and local snacks to chefs' signature items at special prices.   Participating restaurants will be Davey Jones Ribs, Moani's Country Kitchen, Kit Kitchen, Mr. Eggroll, Auntie Pasto's, Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog, The Nutty Hawaiian, Simply Ono Popcorn, Sweet Street Desserts, Pizza Hut, and Beach House Beverage Cart.

 

At 5:00 p.m. the XTREME 104.3 (Saturday) and KCCN FM-100 (Sunday) radio station stages come alive with popular local entertainers, deejays and contests.  Saturday, XTREME radio proudly presents "Overtime."  On Sunday, the featured group is up-and-coming "Inoa `Ole".

 

Blockbuster movies on the huge 30-foot screen start at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday's movie is "Stuart Little" the clever, enthusiastic 'can do' guy with attitude and he's a mouse.  From Rob Minkoff, co-director of "THE LION KING," comes this comedy adventure, based on the classic book by beloved American author E.B. White that has been entertaining families for over 50 years. Combining live-action with groundbreaking visual effects, it's the story of a mouse who is raised by the Littles, a human family.  As Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox) embarks on adventures with a variety of characters, including his nemesis, Snowbell the cat (voiced by "THE LION KING's Nathan Lane), he learns the true meaning of family, loyalty, and friendship.

 

            On Sunday, audiences will be thrilled by "Shanghai Noon," featuring Jackie Chan. The Wild West meets the Far East in a battle for honor, royalty and a trunkful of gold when acrobatic Imperial Guard Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) comes to America to rescue a beautiful kidnapped Chinese princess (Lucy Liu).  With the help of a partner he doesn't trust, a wife he doesn't want, a horse he cannot ride, and martial arts moves no one can believe, Chon faces the meanest gunslingers in the West.

 

Hawaii's finest handcrafters and artisans will also join Sunset on the Beach this weekend, offering unique, one-of-a-kind, locally designed crafts throughout both days. 

 

Sunset on the Beach this Saturday and Sunday will be brought to you by First Hawaiian Bank and , the Waikiki Improvement Association, in cooperation with the , Hawaii Restaurant Association, XTREME 104.3, KCCN FM-100, News 8 and K5 The Home Team.

 

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

 

 

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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