MangaUK Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Nationwide Theatrical Screening of Akira
12/08/2016 Leave a comment
To celebrate Manga Entertainment’s 25th Anniversary, and to help promote the upcoming Collector’s Edition release of Akira on Blu-ray, Manga UK have announced that they will be showing this newly remastered version of the film in cinemas across the country on the 21st September 2016.
In total seventy cinemas across the UK will be showing the film, making this the biggest UK Cinematic debut of Akira since it’s inital release several decades ago, and puts it on par with MangaUK’s previous cinematic release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F – which also received a massive showing across cinemas within the UK. Those wishing to pre-order a ticket to this special cinematic event can do so from the official Akira website.
According to Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at MangaUK, the UK cinematic release of Akira is a great way for fans to relive an iconic film in a way it was originally intended; at the cinemas.
“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!”
A full list of cinemas showing the film can be found below; but tickets can be pre-ordered online through the special Akira website.
|Aberdeen Union Square Cineworld||Gateshead Vue||Manchester Showcase|
|Basingstoke Festival Place Vue||Glasgow East (Out of Town) Showcase||Manchester Red Vue|
|Bath PictureHouse||Glasgow Renfrew Street (Central) Cineworld||Milton Keynes Cineworld|
|Belfast Odyssey Independent||Hull Vue||Northampton Vue|
|Birmingham Broad Street Cineworld||Inverness Vue||Norwich PictureHouse|
|Birmingham Electric Independent||Lancaster Dukes Independent||Norwich Vue|
|Birmingham, Star City Vue||Leeds Showcase CDL||Nottingham Showcase CDL|
|Bluewater Showcase CDL||Leeds Hyde Park Independent||Oxford PictureHouse|
|Brighton Komedia PictureHouse||Leicester Showcase CDL||Oxford Vue|
|Bristol Showcase||Liverpool Showcase||Paisley Showcase|
|Bristol Showcase CDL||Liverpool, FACT PictureHouse||Peterborough Showcase|
|Cambridge PictureHouse||London Central, Central PictureHouse||Plymouth Vue|
|Cambridge Vue||London Central, Prince Charles Independent||Portsmouth Vue|
|Cardiff Showcase||London East, Hackney PictureHouse||Portsmouth No. 6 Independent|
|Cheshire Oaks Vue||London East, Newham Showcase||Reading Showcase CDL|
|Coventry Showcase||London East, Stratford East PictureHouse||Sheffield Cineworld|
|Crawley Cineworld||London East, West India Quay Cineworld||Sheffield Vue|
|Derby Showcase CDL||London East, Westfield Stratford Vue||Southampton PictureHouse|
|Dublin Cineworld||London North, Crouch End PictureHouse||Stirling Vue|
|Dudley Showcase||London North, Finchley Road Vue||Swansea Vue|
|Dundee DCA Independent||London North, Islington Vue||Teeside Showcase|
|Edinburgh Cineworld||London North, Wood Green Vue||Walsall Showcase|
|Edinburgh Cameo PictureHouse||London South, Croydon Grants Vue||Watford Vue|
|Enfield Cineworld||London South, Ritzy PictureHouse||York PictureHouse|
|Exeter PictureHouse||London South, Wandsworth Cineworld||York Vue|
|Exeter Vue||London West, Westfield Vue|
Akira will be available in UK cinemas on the 21st September 2016; however a Collector’s Edition Triple Play set will also be released on the 28th November 2016 within the UK.