Akira to hit UK Cinemas in September 2016
Date: 2016 August 12th Friday [16:42] | Posted By: Joe
It's a big year for Manga Entertainment UK, as they're celebrating their 25th anniversary. Wanting to share it with everyone they've got UK Anime fans and film buffs alike all excited by announcing a massive cinema screening of the classic feature film Akira.
You'll want to keep Wednesday 21st September 2016 free as it'll be showing on over 70 screens!
This is one of those films that you really must see on a big screen.
If you do want to see it on a smaller screen you can always buy it on Blu-ray and DVD.
Press release as follows:
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MANGA ENTERTAINMENT
12 August 2016, London, England - Manga Entertainment is excited to announce that they will be screening the cult anime classic Akira across the UK to celebrate their twenty-fifth birthday this year!
The showings will take place on the 21st September, and will play on over 70 screens - making this the widest UK theatrical release of the film since its original run!
"Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime classic which even after decades since its initial release still holds up as one of the most thrilling and visceral films you will ever see! In celebration of Manga’s 25th anniversary we will be re-releasing Akira in cinemas this September on over 70 screens across the UK. Not only that, in November we will be releasing a collector’s edition triple play – DVD, Blu-ray and digital copy housed in a rigid box, containing both English dubs as well as brand new artwork. This is an absolute must for any Akira fan!" - Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager
See below for the full list of participating screens - find show times and book tickets here!
Aberdeen Union Square Cineworld
Basingstoke Festival Place Vue
Belfast Odyssey Independent
Birmingham Broad Street Cineworld
Birmingham Electric Independent
Birmingham, Star City Vue
Bluewater Showcase CDL
Brighton Komedia PictureHouse
Bristol Showcase CDL
Cheshire Oaks Vue
Derby Showcase CDL
Dundee DCA Independent
Edinburgh Cameo PictureHouse
Glasgow East (Out of Town) Showcase
Glasgow Renfrew Street (Central) Cineworld
Lancaster Dukes Independent
Leeds Showcase CDL
Leeds Hyde Park Independent
Leicester Showcase CDL
Liverpool, FACT PictureHouse
London Central, Central PictureHouse
London Central, Prince Charles Independent
London East, Hackney PictureHouse
London East, Newham Showcase
London East, Stratford East PictureHouse
London East, West India Quay Cineworld
London East, Westfield Stratford Vue
London North, Crouch End PictureHouse
London North, Finchley Road Vue
London North, Islington Vue
London North, Wood Green Vue
London South, Croydon Grants Vue
London South, Ritzy PictureHouse
London South, Wandsworth Cineworld
London West, Westfield Vue
Manchester Red Vue
Milton Keynes Cineworld
Nottingham Showcase CDL
Portsmouth No. 6 Independent
Reading Showcase CDL
"AKIRA is the definitive anime classic." - Empire
Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again.
Akira returns to the big screen to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Manga Entertainment.
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