It has been recently confirmed that the 25th Anniversary UK Cinema Screenings for Akira will be shown in Picture House Cinema’s across the UK, with the film being shown on the 13th July 2013.
Judging from the Cinema listings on the Picture House website, the film will only be shown ‘once’ at each cinema, so its probably worth pre-booking the tickets. For those unaware of what Akira is, then here is a quick Synopsis of the film.
Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E. Katsuhiro Otomo’s debut animated feature AKIRA had its Japanese premiere on 16th July 1988. We are very proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of what is undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated animated movies of all time. Voted by Empire readers as one of the top 100 best films ever and cited by everyone from James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Daft Punk and Kanye West as a massive influence on their work, AKIRA kick-started the anime business all over the world, opening the doors for everything from Pokémon to Princess Mononoke.
For those interested in pre-booking a ticket for the film, then you can do so at the official Picture House Website, alternatively Akira is available for purchase on both Blu-ray and DVD.