Canadian Theatrical News: Penguin Highway


Eleven Arts and Cineplex are bringing Penguin Highway to theatres across Canada this April. The film, an adaptation of the 2010 novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi, opened in Japan last August. Penguin Highway had its global premiere the previous month at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. The movie will open in Canada and the U.S. at the same time.

Marking the theatrical feature debut of director Hiroyasu Ishida and animation house Studio Colorido, the film features a script by Makoto Ueda (Night is Short, Walk on Girl, The Tatami Galaxy – both adaptations of other Morimi novels) and music from Umitarō Abe. Hikaru Utada contributed the film’s ending theme song, “Good Night.” Character designs were by Yōjirō Arai, who’s worked on earlier Colorido projects alongside Ishida, like Typhoon Noruda, Paulette’s Chair and Hinata no Aoshigure.

Schoolboy Aoyama is bright, inquisitive and a bit headstrong. He has a lot of brainwork to get busy with – after all, he’ll be an adult in just a few thousand days. For the moment, though, he’ll have to live life as a fourth-grader. Not that it’s a bad life. Summer has arrived and school’s nearly out. He has a crush on an intriguing older woman he’s met at his dentist’s office, who’s coaching him in his chess game. And a colony of penguins has materialized in the middle of Aoyama’s sleepy little town. Where on Earth – or elsewhere – did these waddling interlopers come from? Aoyama and his friends embark on a research mission, applying rigorous scientific methods and principles. Their discoveries, however, only lead to ever more puzzling wonders …

Eleven Arts will screen the film in two formats: English dubbed and Japanese with English subtitles.

English dub | Japanese with English subtitles

English dub

Alberta

Calgary Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:30PM
4/22 @ 12:50PM
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas 4/19 @ 4PM
4/22 @ 12:25PM
4/24 @ 3:50PM

British Columbia

Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley 4/19 @ 4PM
4/22 @ 12:30PM
4/24 @ 3:45PM
5/1 @ 3:30PM
North Vancouver Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas 4/19 @ 4PM
Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas 4/19 @ 4PM
4/22 @ 1PM
4/24 @ 4:15PM

Manitoba

Winnipeg Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas And VIP 4/19 @ 3:45PM
4/22 @ 12:45PM

Newfoundland

St. John’s Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl 4/19 @ 4PM
4/23 @ 4PM
4/27 @ 4:10PM

Nova Scotia

Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 4/19 @ 4PM
4/22 @ 1PM
4/24 @ 4PM
4/29 @ 3PM
4/30 @ 4:45PM

Ontario

Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie 4/19 @ 4:15PM
4/22 @ 1PM
4/24 @ 4:15PM
4/30 @ 3:55PM
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph 4/19 @ 3:45PM
4/22 @ 12:20PM
Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:30PM
4/22 @ 1:40PM
Oakville Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:25PM
4/22 @ 1:35PM
4/24 @ 4:10PM
4/29 @ 3:10PM
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:45PM
4/22 @ 10:25AM
4/24 @ 4:20PM
4/29 @ 3:15PM
Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 4/19 @ 3:35PM
Scarborough Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas 4/19 @ 3PM
4/22 @ 12:45PM
4/24 @ 4:15PM
4/26 @ 2:30PM
5/1 @ 3PM
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 4/22 @ 1:30PM
4/24 @ 4PM
4/30 @ 4PM
Thunder Bay SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:25PM
4/22 @ 12:15PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas And VIP 4/19 @ 3:30PM
4/22 @ 1:30PM
Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas 4/19 @ 3:30PM

Quebec

Cote St. Luc Cinema Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall 4/19 @ 3:30PM
4/22 @ 1:30PM
5/1 @ 4:15PM
Montreal Cinema Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin 4/19 @ 4:20PM
4/22 @ 1:30PM
4/29 @ 3PM

Saskatchewan

Regina Cineplex Cinemas Normanview 4/19 @ 3:45PM
4/22 @ 1PM
4/24 @ 3:55PM
Saskatoon Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP 4/19 @ 2:45PM
4/22 @ 12PM
4/24 @ 4:10PM

Japanese with English subtitles

Alberta

Calgary Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 6PM
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas 4/20 @ 7:15PM
4/23 @ 7:15PM
4/25 @ 8:10PM
4/26 @ 3:45PM
4/29 @ 2:55PM
4/30 @ 2:55PM

British Columbia

Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 3:45PM
4/26 @ 4PM
4/30 @ 3:45PM
5/2 @ 7:30PM
North Vancouver Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 3:55PM
4/26 @ 4PM
Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 3:45PM
4/26 @ 4:10PM
4/30 @ 4:30PM

Manitoba

Winnipeg Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas And VIP 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM

Newfoundland

St. John’s Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 4PM

Nova Scotia

Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 4/20 @ 7:15PM
4/23 @ 7:15PM
4/25 @ 4PM
4/26 @ 4:45PM
4/30 @ 1:15PM

Ontario

Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7:30PM
4/25 @ 5PM
4/26 @ 3:45PM
5/1 @ 3:50PM
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 6:50PM
Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas 4/20 @ 7:15PM
4/23 @ 7:15PM
Oakville Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas 4/20 @ 6:45PM
4/23 @ 6:45PM
4/25 @ 3:35PM
4/26 @ 3:55PM
4/30 @ 3:55PM
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 4/20 @ 6:30PM
4/23 @ 6:30PM
4/25 @ 4:05PM
4/26 @ 4PM
4/29 @ 10:20AM
4/30 @ 3:30PM
Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 4/20 @ 6:25PM
4/23 @ 6:25PM
Scarborough Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas 4/20 @ 6:30PM
4/23 @ 6:30PM
4/25 @ 2:30PM
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 4:10PM
4/26 @ 10:10AM/1:05/4:05PM
5/1 @ 4PM
Thunder Bay SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas And VIP 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/24 @ 4PM
4/25 @ 4PM
4/26 @ 12:40PM
4/30 @ 3:50PM
5/2 @ 12:30PM
Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas 4/20 @ 7PM
4/22 @ 1:30PM
4/23 @ 7PM

Quebec

Cote St. Luc Cinema Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 6:40PM
Montreal Cinema Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/24 @ 4:30PM
4/25 @ 2/7PM
4/26 @ 5PM
4/30 @ 4:30PM

Saskatchewan

Regina Cineplex Cinemas Normanview 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 3:50PM
4/26 @ 4PM
Saskatoon Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIP 4/20 @ 7PM
4/23 @ 7PM
4/25 @ 4:30PM
4/26 @ 3:40PM
4/30 @ 3:40PM

For any last minute changes, keep your eyes on the Eleven Arts website and Cineplex’s pages (dub/sub).

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    • Kovaelin
    • February 27th, 2019

    This looks like a fun one.

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