Hallyu or the Korean Wave has reached a new level of growth as Korean movies (often stylized as K-movies) are now highly sought out alongside Korean music (mostly K-pop) and Korean television (mostly K-dramas and K-variety shows).

This year, OnDemandKorea (ODK) has really pushed K-movies primarily in the United States. They were the first to make the popular yet controversial movie "The King" available legally in the U.S. and North America not just through their pay-per-view service but in the U.S. box office too.

"The Battleship Island" will release in the U.S. and Canada on August 8, 2017.

Now we have a list of cities in both countries in which the movie will play.

'The Battleship Island' features in the following cities

OnDemandKorea recently released a list of all the theaters across both the U.S. and Canada that will show "The Battleship Island." The first showing is an advanced showing only in CGV Cinemas Buena Park in Buena Park, California on July 28, 2017. After that, the K-movie opens up across the U.S. and Canada on August 8, 2017 in the following cities.

  • United States
    • California
      • Los Angeles: CGV Cinemas LA
      • Irvine: Regal Edwards UTC 6
      • San Diego: AMC Fashion Valley 16
      • San Francisco: AMC Cupertino and Century Daly City 20
    • Washington -- Seattle: AMC Alderwood, Century Federal Way 16, and Regal Lakewood 15
    • Oregon -- Portland: Century Eastport 16
    • Nevada -- Las Vegas: Regal Village Square 18
    • Colorado -- Denver: AMC Arapahoe Crossings 16 with IMAX
    • Texas
      • Houston: AMC Studio 30
      • Dallas: AMC Grapevine Mills 30 and Cine Oasis
    • Illinois -- Chicago: AMC Showplace Niles
    • Massachusetts -- Boston: AMC Boston Common 19
    • New York -- New York City: AMC Empire 25 and AMC Bay Terrace
    • New Jersey -- New Jersey: Edgewater Multiplex 16 and AMC Ridgefield Park 12
    • Virginia -- Fairfax: Regal Fairfax Towne Center
    • Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia: AMC Plymouth Meeting 12
    • Maryland
      • Hanover: Cinemark Egyptian 24+XD
      • Maryland: AMC Loews Rio 18
    • North Carolina -- Raleigh: AMC Southpoint 17
    • Georgia -- Atlanta: AMC Sugarloaf Mills and Regal Medlock Crossing 18
    • Florida -- Tampa: AMC Veterans 24
    • Alabama -- Montgomery: New Vision Chantilly 13
    • Hawaii -- Honolulu: Consolidated Pearlridge
    • Alaska -- Anchorage: Century Anchorage 16
  • Canada
    • Ontario -- Toronto: Cineplex Empress Walk and Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas 25
    • Quebec -- Montreal: Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas
    • Alberta
      • Edmonton: Cineplex Cinema City Movies 12
      • Calgary: Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
    • British Columbia -- Vancouver: Cineplex S.C. Coquitlam and Cineplex International Village 12

A K-movie that brings Korean WWII history to the forefront!

A film by Ryu Seung Wan, the same director known for other popular K-movies such as "The Berlin File" and "Veteran," "The Battleship Island" brings to the forefront a part of Korea's history during World War II that is often overlooked because Japan tried to keep it a secret from the world.

During Japanese rule of Korea, the Japanese promised conscripted service with high wages to Koreans on Hashima Island which is known as "Battleship Island" because it looks like a naval ship. The Japanese's promises were nothing more than lies. Instead, Koreans received backbreaking work as slaves.

As it becomes evidently clear Japan is losing to the U.S., they do all they can to make sure nobody sees what they've done to the Koreans.

Their plan is to wipe "The Battleship Island" off the face of the earth. Fortunately, one of the Koreans, an activist for independence, finds out about the dastardly plan and works with others to make sure every Korean escapes.

The K-movie stars Hwang Jung Min ("The Wailing"), So Ji Sub ("Oh My Venus"), and Song Joong Ki ("Descendants of the Sun"). It received positive critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival and advanced reviews are generally giving it praise.