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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2001

City to expand 'Sunset on Beach' horizons

By James Gonser
Urban Honolulu Writer

The city's "Sunset on the Beach" events in Waikiki, with free outdoor movies and food sold by local restaurants, have proven so successful that Mayor Jeremy Harris has decided to expand the program to several other O'ahu communities.

City spokeswoman Carol Costa said up to 7,000 people have been attending the weekly events and about 75 percent of them are local residents.

Screenings will take place at parks or beaches that have enough room for the crowds expected. Determining factors will be parking and the availability of adequate power sources.

The first showings will take place in January on Saturday and Sunday nights, but the exact times and places have not yet been selected.

"Sunset on the Beach" will run this weekend from 4 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at the Queen's Surf Beach and the Kapahulu groin/pier. The movies will be "Toy Story" tomorrow and "The Santa Clause" on Sunday.

The regular Saturday screening was canceled this weekend to avoid conflict with the Honolulu City Lights festivities at Honolulu Hale.