Akira to return to cinemas for one day only

Find out where you’ll be able to watch Akira on the big screen

“ANIME! High Art - Pop Culture,” a multimedia exhibition spotlighting the art of Japanese animation featuring nearly 400 cels, clips and character models from such popular anime movies and series as “Akira,” “Dragon Ball-Z,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Pokemon: The First Movie,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Sailor Moon” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” will make its U.S. premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when it opens to the public on Friday, May 15, in the Grand Lobby and Fourth Floor galleries in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

Pictured: AKIRA, Director: Otomo Katsuhiro, J 1988 (Cel). Collection of Mike and Jeanne Glad.

Fans of classic anime, here’s something for you. Manga Entertainment is excited to announce that they will be screening the cult anime classic Akira across the UK to celebrate their 25th birthday this year!

The showings will take place on the 21 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!” says marketing manager Andrew Hewson.

“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!”

Below are a list of participating venues:
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 screen in selected cinemas across the UK on 21 September 2016 – you can book tickets here. For all the latest movie news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.