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OCTOBER 9, 2002


     Following an outstanding three-day run in Windward Oahu last weekend, Sunset on the Beach returns to Waikiki at picturesque Queen’s Surf Beach this Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13.    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 uniquely tropical setting and first-run movies for the entire family viewed on a giant 30-foot screen with a backdrop of Diamond Head.

     The fun begins at 4 p.m. with food tents serving a variety of savory treats – from delectable appetizers 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, Moani’s Country Kitchen, Auntie Pasto’s, Ocean Steak and Seafood House, Popcorn Express, East-West BBQ, Pizza Hut and Beach House Beverage Cart.

     At 4:30 p.m., Hawaii’s popular radio station deejays take the stage.  On Saturday, 1043 XME radio personalities will engage the audience in contests and prizes and provide non-stop entertainment with talented groups like “Kumuhau.”  On Sunday, the fun and music continues, with performer Jeff Rasmussen and the OLDIES 107.9 deejays bringing first-rate entertainment to the big stage.

     This weekend, blockbuster movies will begin at 7 p.m.   On Saturday, October 12,  movie goers will be treated to “A Hard Day’s Night,” 36 entertaining hours in the life of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, the fabulous Beatles, captured on 1-1/2 hours of film.  Shot in England in 1964 on a budget of $500,000, “A Hard Day’s Night” is a delightful montage of the antics of the youthful and playful group from England who took the world by storm and whose influence is as strong today as ever before. 

      On Sunday, the movie screen lights up with the recent remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair,” a popular classic starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Ben Gazzara and Faye Dunaway.   A priceless Monet painting is stolen from a leading New York art gallery and authorities are baffled by a cunning and eccentric thief who is addicted to the exhilaration of stealing.  The Thomas Crown Affair” is action, adventure and romance at its best with an excellent cast.  All movies are viewed on the giant 30-foot screen with Diamond Head in the backdrop.  

     Sunset on the Beach will also offer more than 20 vendors with “Made In Hawaii” crafts and products on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the lawn behind the screen. 

     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, 1043 XME and OLDIES 107.9 radio proudly co-sponsor Sunset on the Beach.

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







Thursday, October 10, 2002

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