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A-Ron’s Cinema and The Movie Theater – A Brief History

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, recently penned an essay urging the Nation to help save movie theaters all across the world. Movie theaters all across the United States and the world have closed nationwide like much companies and businesses, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdown has turned movie theaters dark, causing nearly all of the country’s 40,000 plus screens in an …

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Regal Cinemas Shuts Down All Locations Due to Coronavirus

Regal Cinemas has announced they’re shutting down all of their locations indefinitely. The company sent out an email stating: “Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all Regal theatres will remain closed until further notice as a precaution amid the current circumstances.  Beginning tomorrow we will suspend payments for all Unlimited members until we reopen. “ There are 543 Regal theaters in the …

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Theater Review: Out of Order

Director David Belew’s rollicking production of Ray Cooney’s “Out of Order” has just opened at the ProArts Theater in Kihei (at Azeka’s Marketplace). It’s a naughty, fast paced and wildly funny comedy for adults only and full of memorable set pieces. Dale Button stars as Richard Wiley, a Cabinet Minister with a loving wife (played by Laura Kinne), a mistress …

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Theater Review: Xanadu

Kalani Whitford and Camille Romero’s production of “Xanadu” is a blast, both a robust, candy-colored jukebox musical/comedy and an irreverent parody of one. Opening tonight at The Historic Iao Theater, “Xanadu” is a stage adaptation of the 1980 Olivia Newton-John/ Gene Kelly movie musical, a notorious disaster in its day, now sent up and elevated by a wonderful cast and …

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Theater Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

At the beginning of Mark Collmer’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a ghastly murder has taken place and it appears the culprit is right in the front of us. At first glimpse, Christopher (played by Molly Oberg, in an astonishing performance) sure looks like the individual who impaled a poor dog to death outside …

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A-Ron Presents: The Top 10 Albums Of 2019

Welcome to A-Ron’s top 10 list of the best albums of 2019. While everyone knows movies is my life, but I’m not just a fan of movies. As music is also a big part of my life and 2019 was another stellar year for music artists who have created some great albums. Here is my list of the 10 best. …

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Theater Review: Matilda The Musical

Jennifer Roses’s production of “Matilda The Musical” is enormously funny but also dark and complex. Based on Roald Dahl’s novel and maintaining the author’s prickly wit and cracked vision, this unusual musical is full of surreal delights, catchy numbers and strong performances. As quirky and wild as this gets, I found the story to be engrossing and the message overall …

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A-Ron’s Jukebox: Coldplay “Everyday Life” – Album Review

Coldplay’s inventive magnum opus eighth album “Everyday Life” is proof that they can be more adventurous and creative than they’re often given credit for. Lead front man Chris Martin creates an immersive listening experience with sharp social commentary rock anthems in the style of U2 and a worldly sound inspired by Paul Simon.  One of my favorite bands, British rock band and …

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Theater Review: White Hawaiian

Eric Gilliom’s one-man show is a return to the kind of exhaustive, immersive dramatic performances that marked his early emergence as a theatrical wunderkind. As anyone who payed notice to Maui theater in the 1980’s and 90’s can tell you, Gilliom was a standout, a go-for-broke showman with undeniable charisma, energy and talent. Embodying roles as diverse as Hamlet or …

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