Posts Tagged ‘Mulan’

The movies remain on pause. (Photo property Oak Harbor Cinemas)

My former home away from home will stay dark for a while longer.

With Island County now in Phase 3 of Washington state Governor Jay Inslee’s four-phase reopening plan, Oak Harbor Cinemas is allowed to reopen, under certain guidelines.

But, for now, the show won’t go on.

The three-screen institution, which sits across from Dairy Queen, has been closed since March as the country deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Oak Harbor Cinemas released the following statement on Facebook Tuesday afternoon:


We are still closed due to increase in cases for COVID-19.

We feel it is prudent to not open too early based on the recent new Governor’s proclamation regarding mandatory masks when in public when you are unable to maintain six feet of distancing.

In addition, there are no new movies scheduled until July 31st with the release of “Unhinged.”

“Tenet” has been moved to Aug. 12 and “Mulan” has been moved to Aug. 21.

All three films were originally scheduled to be released between July 1 and the 24th.

As the COVID-19 new cases start another decline, we hope that other film companies will move up the dates to July or early August, but until then we are at their mercy so to speak.

Rest assured that when we do open you will see improvements to 100% of the cinema including new luxury motorized recliners, new rockers, new screens, speakers, amplifiers, bathrooms, floors, paint and carpets.

Plus we still have our beer and wine bar open for business.

We ask that you be patient and when we do open up you will see a clean, safe theater again and that you support us like you did prior to COVID-19.

We will serve you to the absolute best of our ability.

Thank you,


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(John Fisken photos)

   Allison Wenzel (cleverly disguised as Mu-Shu) and Jacob Smith headline Mulan, the junior class float. (John Fisken photos)


Wolf spikers ride high.


Grey Rische, dressed for excitement, dressed for danger.


The sophomores fly away, Peter Pan-style.


She was actually in a pretty good mood, and not at all … crabby.

senior princesses

   Senior princesses (l to r) Valen Trujillo, Bree Daigneault and Ally Roberts are old pros at getting their photo taken.


If it rains, no problem. They’re ready to live under the sea.


The Wolf booters get ready to hit the open road.

Robin Cedillo

Robin Cedillo’s super power? Her spirit.


King Clay Reilly and Queen Kiara Burdge enjoy their first ride as royalty.

Lazurus lives!

Climbing off his death bed, everyone’s favorite camera clicker, John Fisken, staggered down to Coupeville and ignored being sick long enough to snap a ton of pics at this afternoon’s CHS Homecoming parade.

Next time you see him (if we didn’t just put him in the hospital…), maybe buy the guy a Diet Coke to say thanks.

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CHS freshman cheerleader Moira Reed. (Photo courtesy Reed)

CHS freshman cheerleader Moira Reed. (Photo courtesy Reed)

Moira Reed may still be relatively young, but she’s already a veteran in the world of cheer.

The Coupeville High School freshman, who was a big part of the fall Wolf squad, first started patrolling the sidelines back in elementary school.

After a brief break, she returned this year and rekindled her love affair with the sport.

“I started off in junior cheer (1st, 2nd and 4th grades) and now as a high schooler, and plan to continue for the next three years,” Reed said. “I started cheer again because I liked the idea of having a family away from home and that’s what I got.”

Her relationships with her teammates is a huge part of what keeps cheer fun for her, but she also looks forward to learning new moves, as well.

“I enjoy my cheer sisters and my cheer mom,” Reed said. “But, more than anything, the dances and stunts for sure.”

With all the practice and behind-the-scenes work the Wolves put in to perfect their routines, it would be nice if the school acknowledged cheer as a sport.

Currently they view it as an activity.

“I feel like cheer is a sport because we work just as hard as other sports,” Reed said. “We put our blood and tears into it just as much as they do.”

When she’s not involved in cheer, Reed can often be found “going for long walks on the beach or going to the movies.”

She hails Mulan and Alice in Wonderland as her favorite flicks, and also enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family and doodling.

Reed is a two-sport athlete, having been a thrower (shot put, discus) and long jumper the last two years at Coupeville Middle School. She plans to try out for the relay events as well this spring.

Whether she’s cheering, throwing or working hard in the classroom, Reed can draw on the support of her family and friends, which is reassuring.

“My mom, Crystal Reed, has had a big impact on me doing cheer with paying for camp and my uniform,” she said.

“I also would like to give a big thanks to Rebecca (Robinson) and Maddy (Aylesworth) for being wonderful people and always being so cheerful and being there for me.”

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