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Another free, Starry Night Cinema event at The MACC.

April 17, 2014
Maui Weekly

Ever wonder where the Easter Bunny came from? The makers of the wildly popular animated film "Despicable Me" have another funny tale to tell, and in the hilarious movie "HOP" they share their askew view of "E.B." Their Easter Bunny is a teenage rabbit who would rather become a rock star drummer than follow the family tradition. He sets off for Hollywood, meets a slacker with his own lofty goals, and the two encounter a series of goofball mishaps and misadventures.

Now everyone has a chance to see this version of the Easter Bunny legend--for free--as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) presents another of its signature Starry Night Cinema events on Saturday, April 19. This Easter weekend edition features an outdoor screening of HOP, and this animated feature comedy about "candy, chicks and rock 'n' roll" will give every member of the family something to giggle about.

Starry Night Cinema is an outdoor movie event in the A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion that is fun, safe and free. Attendees bring their own blankets, mats or low-backed beach chairs, then stretch out to relax and watch it all on the giant screen suspended across the pavilion.

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Everyone has a chance to see this version of the Easter Bunny legend--for free--on Saturday, April 19, at The MACC.

Although no coolers or outside food and beverages can be allowed into the amphitheater space, there are plenty of affordable, kid-friendly options for dinner and movie snacks offered by some of Maui's favorite food vendors, as well as a variety of desserts, and beverages both hot and cold.

If rain occurs, no worries--the movie will be moved indoors to the Castle Theater, with first-come, first-served seating.

The film starts at 7:30 p.m., but everyone is encouraged to come early and claim their space when the amphitheater gates open at 6 p.m. There will be plenty to do and enjoy before the film, including live music with Dave Elberg, a movie-themed art project, door prizes and plenty of space for the kids to cartwheel and play on the lawn of A&B Amphitheater.

Starry Night Cinema is a free community event presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center with support from the County of Maui, Maui Film Festival, and H-Hawai'i Media/KONI Radio.

For more information and link to a trailer of HOP, check the April 19 calendar of events at, or The MACC Facebook page (maui.arts) or Twitter (mauiartsculture).



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