Akira to screen in UK cinemas on 21 September

akira_cinemasep21The pivotal and highly influential anime movie Akira will be screened in UK cinemas this September courtesy of the anime distributors Manga Entertainment who are marking their 25th birthday. November will also see a new home edition released, described as 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.’

Released in 1988, the film had a marked impact on the world of anime, influencing art styles in films and shows to follow as well as introducing and captivating a Western audience. It will be screened in the following cinemas across the UK (tickets can be found here):

  • Aberdeen – Union Square Cineworld
  • Basingstoke – Festival Place Vue
  • Bath – PictureHouse
  • Belfast – Odyssey Independent
  • Birmingham – Broad Street Cineworld
  • Birmingham – Electric Independent
  • Birmingham – Star City Vue
  • Bluewater – Showcase CDL
  • Brighton – Komedia PictureHouse
  • Bristol – Showcase
  • Bristol – Showcase CDL
  • Cambridge – PictureHouse
  • Cambridge – Vue
  • Cardiff – Showcase
  • Cheshire Oaks – Vue
  • Coventry – Showcase
  • Crawley – Cineworld
  • Derby – Showcase CDL
  • Dublin – Cineworld
  • Dudley – Showcase
  • Dundee DCA – Independent
  • Edinburgh – Cineworld
  • Edinburgh – Cameo PictureHouse
  • Enfield – Cineworld
  • Exeter – PictureHouse
  • Exeter – Vue
  • Gateshead – Vue
  • Glasgow East – (Out of Town) Showcase
  • Glasgow – Renfrew Street (Central) Cineworld
  • Hull – Vue
  • Inverness – Vue
  • Lancaster – Dukes Independent
  • Leeds – Showcase CDL
  • Leeds – Hyde Park Independent
  • Leicester – Showcase CDL
  • Liverpool – Showcase
  • Liverpool – FACT PictureHouse
  • London Central – Central PictureHouse
  • London Central – Prince Charles Independent
  • London East Hackney – PictureHouse
  • London East Newham – Showcase
  • 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 – Showcase
  • Manchester – Red Vue
  • Milton Keynes – Cineworld
  • Northampton – Vue
  • Norwich – PictureHouse
  • Norwich – Vue
  • Nottingham – Showcase CDL
  • Oxford – PictureHouse
  • Oxford – Vue
  • Paisley Showcase
  • Peterborough – Showcase
  • Plymouth – Vue
  • Portsmouth – Vue
  • Portsmouth – No. 6 Independent
  • Reading – Showcase CDL
  • Sheffield – Cineworld
  • Sheffield – Vue
  • Southampton – PictureHouse
  • Stirling – Vue
  • London East Stratford East – PictureHouse
  • Swansea – Vue
  • Teeside – Showcase
  • Walsall – Showcase
  • Watford – Vue
  • York – PictureHouse
  • York – Vue