Ghost In The Shell Getting Theatrical Release

Following the success of their recent Akira (1988) screening, Manga Entertainment — a producer, licensee, and distributor of Japanese animation in the United States and United Kingdom — has announced today, for one night only (January 25, 2017), they are putting 1995's internationally-acclaimed animated film Ghost in the Shell on over 80 screens across the UK.

"Profound and beautifully animated, Ghost In The Shell redefined the anime genre by exploring complex ideas regarding AI and what it means to be human – these themes are just as important now as they were 20 years ago," said Marketing Manager Andrew Hewson in a company press release. "Absolutely timeless and digitally remastered, this film deserves to be seen on the big screen!"

Below is the full-list of participating screens:

Aberdeen Union Square Cineworld - Dub
Basingstoke Festival Place Vue - Sub
Bath PictureHouse - Sub
Belfast Odyssey Independent - Sub
Birmingham Broad Street Cineworld - Dub
Birmingham Electric (Virt) Independent - Sub
Birmingham, Star City Vue - Sub
Bluewater CDL Showcase - Dub
Brighton Komedia PictureHouse - Sub
Bristol Showcase - Dub
Bristol CDL Showcase - Dub
Cambridge PictureHouse - Sub
Cambridge Vue - Sub
Cardiff Showcase - Dub
Cheshire Oaks Vue - Sub
Coventry Showcase - Dub
Crawley Cineworld - Dub
Derby CDL Showcase - Dub
Dublin Cineworld - Dub
Dublin Vue - Sub
Dudley Showcase - Dub
Dundee DCA - TBC
Edinburgh Cineworld - Dub
Edinburgh Cameo PictureHouse - Sub
Enfield Cineworld - Dub
Exeter PictureHouse - Sub
Exeter Vue - Sub
Gateshead Vue - Sub
Glasgow Showcase - Dub
Glasgow Renfrew Street (Central) Cineworld - Dub
Home Manchester Independent - Sub
Hull Vue - Sub
Inverness Vue - Sub
Lancaster Dukes(Virt) - TBC
Leeds Hyde Park (Virt) - TBC
Leeds Showcase - Dub
Leicester CDL Showcase - Dub
Liverpool Showcase - Dub
Liverpool, FACT PictureHouse - Sub
London East, Stratford East PictureHouse - Sub
London Central, Central PictureHouse - Sub
London Central, Prince Charles Independent - Sub
London East, Hackney PictureHouse - Sub
London East, West India Quay Cineworld - Dub
London East, Westfield Stratford Vue - Sub
London North, Crouch End PictureHouse - Sub
London North, Finchley Road Vue - Sub
London North, Islington Vue - Sub
London North, Wood Green Vue - Sub
London South, Croydon Grants Vue - Sub
London South, Ritzy PictureHouse - Sub
London South, Wandsworth Cineworld - Dub
London West, Westfield Vue - Sub
Manchester Showcase - Dub
Manchester Red Vue - Sub
Milton Keynes Cineworld - Dub
Newham Showcase - Dub
Northampton Vue - Sub
Norwich PictureHouse - Sub
Norwich Vue - Sub
Nottingham Showcase - Dub
Oxford PictureHouse - Sub
Oxford Vue - Sub
Paisley Showcase - Dub
Peterborough Showcase - Dub
Plymouth Vue - Sub
Portsmouth No. 6 (Virt) - TBC
Portsmouth Vue - Sub
Reading Showcase - Dub
Sheffield Cineworld - Dub
Sheffield Vue - Sub
Southampton PictureHouse - Sub
Stirling Vue - Sub
Swansea Vue - Sub
Teesside Showcase - Dub
Walsall Showcase - Dub
Watford Vue - Sub
York PictureHouse - Sub
York Vue - Sub


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The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required…


Paramount and DreamWorks' live-action feature film adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell mange series, starring Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War), will be released in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.