WAIKIKI NIGHTS
A HONOLULU STREET THEATER CLASSIC
`Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
E Komo Mai
At the foot of Diamond Head, the remnant of an extinct volcanic crater, lies the
playground of the Pacific. From all corners of the world people flock to this small
patch of tropical paradise, attracted by the lure of sun, surf, swaying palm trees, and
the exotic charm of  Honolulu. Waikiki Beach, a golden crescent of sand, once the
seat of Hawaiian monarchy, today is one of the world’s most famous beaches.

At night Waikiki is an exuberant world of shops, bistros and neon lights, alive with
people, and replete with amusing street entertainers. Often heralded as the
ambassadors of aloha, these musicians, singers, mimes, drummers, and a myriad of
other performers give Waikiki a local color and ambience found nowhere else in the
Hawaiian Islands. This film takes you for a delightful evening stroll down seafront
Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki's main drive, to enjoy the extraordinary sights and sounds
of this lively promenade.
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SAL P. BUONOCORE
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FILM FESTIVALS
500-750? A. D.
The first people to arrive in Hawai’i were the Polynesians...
1000?
The first Tahitians arrived in Hawai’i by outrigger canoe...
1300?
Pa'ao, a Tahitian high priest arrived on the Big Island of Hawai’i....
753-1758?
Kamehameha the Great is born in Kohala district, northern part of...
1778
British explorer Captain James Cook lands his ships Resolution and...
1782
Kamehameha the Great begins his campaign to unify the Hawaiian Islands....
1795
Kamehameha the Great unites all the main Hawaiian Islands under one rule...
1796-1797
Kamehameha puts down a rebellion on the Big Island led by Namakeha...
1819
Kamehameha the Great dies at Kailua, Hawai’i, and his son Liholiho...
1820
The First Company of American missionaries arrives off the Big Island...
1840
Kamehameha III promulgates Hawaii’s first constitution.
1842
The United States recognizes the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
1850
Honolulu is officially declared a city. The legislature authorizes the hiring of...
1852
Chinese contract laborers arrive in Hawai’i.
1853
The first general census of Hawai’i shows a population of 73,138 people...
1866
First monthly steamer service from California.
1868
Violent eruption of Mauna Loa with accompanying earthquakes.
1875
A reciprocity treaty is signed with the United States.
1881
King David Kalakaua becomes the first monarch to circle the globe....
1883
King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani mark the ninth year of their reign by...
1884
First Japanese immigrants arrive.
1887
Kalakaua is forced to sign the “Bayonet Constitution” limiting the monarch’s...
1891
Kalakaua dies and is succeeded by his sister Lydia Liliuokalani.
1893
After attempting to restore power to the throne and empower native Hawaiians...
1894
Sanford B. Dole becomes president of the Republic of Hawai’i.
1898
Hawai’i is annexed to the United States.
1900
The Territory of Hawai’i is inaugurated with Sanford B. Dole as...
1908
The City and County of Honolulu are formed....
1917
Former Queen Liliuokalani dies.
1920
The entire island of Lanai is purchased by the Hawaiian Pineapple...
1926
Death of Sanford B. Dole.
1927
Two pilots of the United States Army make the first successful non-stop...
1935
Mauna Loa erupts producing a spectacular lava flow....
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations in the islands...
1944
Martial law is terminated in Hawai’i by presidential order.
1959
Hawai’i becomes the 50th state of the United States....
1967
The first year during which one million tourists visit the Hawaiian islands....
1968
Frank F. Fasi becomes mayor of the City and County of Honolulu....
1978
Hawai’i celebrates the bicentennial of the arrival of Captain James Cook...
1980s
The islands see a boom in development with the construction of new...
1993
Thousands in the islands observe the centennial of the overthrow of...
Special thanks to Michiko Konishi
1838
Future queen Lydia Liliuokalani is born,  
1848
The Great Mahele, or division of lands, is proclaimed by Kamehameha III....
1878
Portuguese laborers arrive.  First telephone lines in Hawai’i.