New Family-Focused Edition of Outdoor Movie Series to Commence Oct. 7
HONOLULU (Sept. 24, 2015) – Ward Village®, a neighborhood being development by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), today introduced Keiki Courtyard Cinema, a special family-focused edition of the popular monthly event, Courtyard Cinema. Starting this October, Keiki Courtyard Cinema will screen kid-friendly films in partnership with the Honolulu International Film Festival. The outdoor event will pair family favorites with free educational activities by the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, complimentary seating, and local food vendors.
"As Ward Village transitions from a shopping district into a thriving neighborhood, we are thrilled to offer events for families throughout the year, including our new Keiki Courtyard Cinema event," said Race Randle, Vice President of Development at Ward Village. "This event is part of our larger effort to further serve families in Ward Village, from bringing a neighborhood grocery store and drug store to the community to creating public venues for community events."
Keiki Courtyard Cinema will debut with "My Neighbor Totoro" on Oct. 7 and will feature free craft activities by the Children's Discovery Center in the theme of the Japanese film, including uchiwa (hand fans) and koinobori (carp streamers). Food vendors include Kimukatsu, Smokin Wings & Things and the Ward Village Shave Ice Cart.
"The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center is pleased to partner with Ward Village on this event, which will allow us to educate and engage keiki through the magical world of film," said Loretta Yajima, Chair of the Board of the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. "We hope that families with children of all ages will join us each month for free, hands-on educational activities inspired by the movie's theme."
The Ward Village Keiki Courtyard Cinema is free and open to the public. Held at the Ward Village Information Center Courtyard at 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard (former IBM Building), doors open at 6 p.m. with the film begins at sunset. Tickets to this event are required and will be available at www.wardvillageshops.com/keikicinema by the morning following each screening at 8 a.m. HST.
The event joins a roster of recurring neighborhood events offered free at Ward Village, which also includes Courtyard Cinema, monthly foodie fare at Courtyard Brunch, live Hawaiian entertainment at Kona Nui Nights, the weekly Kaka'ako Farmers' Market, the Ward Village Yoga Series and more.
The following films will be screened at Keiki Courtyard Cinema:
- Oct. 7 - "My Neighbor Totoro": This classic Japanese children's anime film tells the story of two young sisters who move to a new home in rural Japan and discover Totoro, a mysterious forest spirit who can only be seen by children. The film, written and directed by famous animator Hayao Miyazaki, captures the imaginative beauty and simplicity of childhood and has won several awards, including the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988. The film will be shown in English, dubbed by celebrity siblings Dakota and Ellie Fanning.
Nov. 18 - "Paper Planes": This Australian children's film captures an 11-year old's passion for flight and his journey to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. "Paper Planes," directed by Robert Connolly, follows an inspiring storyline that highlights the power of family, perseverance, and the imagination. Dec. 18 - "Frozen Sing-Along Edition": This Disney® fan favorite follows Princess Anna's epic journey to save her sister, Queen Elsa, and her kingdom from an eternal winter. Released in 2013, this animated feature is one of the highest-grossing Disney animations ever released. The film also features a top-selling soundtrack with the smash-hit song "Let it Go," by Idina Menzel.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kakaʻako district. Ward Village includes two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – that are now under construction and will transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
This growing community will include three additional developments: Ae'o at 1001 Queen Street, Gateway Towers and Ke Kilohana at 988 Halekauwila Street. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street is a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower anchored by a flagship Whole Foods Market. The extraordinary first building of Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard will bring the architecture of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. Ke Kilohana will bring housing targeted for local residents and a 23,000 square foot Long's Drugs to the neighborhood.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the HCDA in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development and will include over 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space.
Ward Village is Hawaiʻi's only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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