HONOLULU -- The Kodak Hula Show, set to close July 31 after
operating for 62 years in Waikiki, will continue, funded by the
Hogan Family Foundation.
The foundation reached an agreement with Eastman Kodak Co. and
the city, which owns the Waikiki Shell, where the show is held. No
changes are anticipated in the show's name, location, staffing or
"The transition will be seamless," said Ed Hogan, chairman of
the Hogan Family Foundation. "We look [forward] to many more years
of providing a free entertainment facility and show for
Eastman Kodak announced in May that, for economic reasons, on
June 30 it would end the show it has sponsored at Waikiki Beach
In late June, Eastman Kodak extended performances of the show
for another month while it negotiated with prospective sponsors.
The free show, with 40 musicians and dancers, attracts 150,000
It is held year-round, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from
10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Waikiki Shell in Kapiolani Park.