By Jason S. Yadao
I thought I was done talking about From Up on Poppy Hill at least until next week's Cel Shaded Report ... that is, until fate and one of my few dozen loyal readers intervened, sending along a tidbit that I couldn't possibly hold on to until next week.
This tweet came in from T.N., aka @ArcturusFlyer, Friday afternoon:
— T. N. (@ArcturusFlyer) May 11, 2013
Here's the website of the Laie Palms Cinemas. I know I've been working in news for close to 12 years now, but I completely missed the story about how this two-screen complex stayed in business after the last owner that I remembered for 'em, Wallace Theaters, left the island. But indeed, Don and Alice Nielsen took over in 2009, spruced up the place, started screening mostly G, PG and a few PG-13 movies, and they've managed to make a go of it ever since.
And now they're screening Poppy Hill. Go fig. How cool is that?
So if you're looking for a nighttime Poppy Hill screening -- and don't mind driving all the way out to Laie to do so and buying your tickets there, because you certainly aren't going to find them on Fandango -- it looks like the perfect opportunity has arrived. Looks like it'll be there until Wednesday; here's the schedule:
Saturday: 3:45, 6:45 and 9:45 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (being Laie, it's to be expected; the whole town shuts down on Sundays, given its close proximity and ties to the Mormon Church there)
Monday-Wednesday: 6:45 and 9:45 p.m.
And, of course, it's still screening at the Kahala 8 and Koolau Stadium 10 theaters. But you already knew that.