Consolidated hitches on with Fandango
Consolidated Theatres recently forged an agreement with Fandango, a nationwide movie ticket organization, for its Hawaii locations. Now you can avoid showing up to sold-out flicks! To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.fandango.com
or call (800) FANDANGO (326-3266).
It's fairly simple online. Plug in your ZIP code, then scroll to the theater you want in that area. It lists all of the movies and show times. Select the time you want, then purchase tickets for adult, child or senior. This can be done the day of the movie or weeks in advance. Pick up tickets when you arrive (more convenient kiosks are coming soon, along with the ability to print tickets from your computer).
Don't know much about the film? It's all right there when you click on the movie title: plot summary, rating (sex or violence?), critic and fan reviews, trailers, photos and links to more information about the actors. Sometimes, as with the new Batman movie, you get a glimpse inside the red-carpet premiere. You can even search for movies starring your favorite actors.
The system also allows you to create personal profiles, watch trailers, read celebrity interviews and other entertainment news, and purchase online gift certificates to e-mail to friends and family. The company has done this before: Fandango provides tickets for 15,000 screens nationwide and is available at Regal Cinemas in Hawaii as well. Be forewarned, however, as there is a service charge of $1 online and $1.25 over the phone for each ticket. Information also is available on mobile devices at mobile.fandango.com. ...
Another locally based television series that offers an insider's view of Japan debuts Monday on OC16. Each 30-minute episode of "Doko Ga TV: JapanMania" delves into the latest trends, celebrities, occupations, foods and intriguing destinations, as well as cultural phenomena like animation and comics. Co-creators Pali Kaaihue and Sachiko Uchida also host the series together.
"Through Sachiko's connections as a well-known radio disc jockey and author in Japan, and relationships I've created throughout the years of music touring in Japan, we've been very fortunate - receiving access to interview people and attend events that productions based in Japan have trouble getting," Kaaihue said in a statement. The series airs at 7 p.m. Mondays, with repeats six times each week.
Visit www.DokoGa.tv. ...
Werner Erhard, the man who pioneered EST and became an iconic leader of the self-help industry in the 1970s and '80s, is the subject of a new documentary. "Transformation - The Life and Legend of Werner Erhard" explores the history and philosophies of the now 70-year-old Erhard, including his successes and setbacks (like the "60 Minutes" report that caused him to leave the country in 1991).
Was it all about the money, or has some kind of legacy endured? The film provides a rare look inside EST events, as well as interviews with Erhard and his supporters and detractors. It screens at Unity Church from 7 to 9 tonight. Admission is free but offerings are welcome. Call 735-4436 or visit www.unityhawaii.org.