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Filming to close Blowhole

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    Johnny Depp, in costume as his “Pirates of the Caribbean” character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, rode through the entrance to Kalaeloa Harbor on Tuesday during filming of the fourth film in the series.
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Halona Blowhole and the Koko Head Rifle Range will be closed today and tomorrow because of filming for the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, the city announced.

The Department of Parks and Recreation said public safety calls for placing Halona Lookout and the adjacent cove off limits while the film crew works with large pieces of equipment.

Closing the area will also to keep camera views clear, the city said.

The rifle range will be used as a base camp for the production and will house the trucks and equipment.

The production company offered to cover the cost of opening the rifle range on two future dates. "We’ll likely use the funds to keep open the range on two of the furlough days when it would normally have been closed," Mayor Mufi Hannemann said.

Johnny Depp stars in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth movie in the series.

Halona cove, sometimes called "Eternity Beach," was the scene of the steamy kiss between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."

 

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