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Anime classic hits the Sault's big screen

Monday, September 14, 2009   by: Social DecoderABRIDGED NEWS RELEASE

CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT

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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone is coming to Canada at Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatres!

Eleven Arts Inc. and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the first film in a four part re-imagining of one of the great classics of anime to the big screen at Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatres’ locations across Canada.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone will be shown nationwide in Canada on September 30 at 7 p.m. (local time) and October 3 at 10 a.m. (local time) at select Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatres’ locations.

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
293 Bay Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
300 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, ON

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
355 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, ON

Eleven Arts is the company that has brought you such celebrated Japanese films as Yoji Yamada’s Love and Honor and Memories of Tomorrow starring Ken Watanabe.

FUNimation is known for releasing quality anime titles to the American market, and they have released such popular titles as DragonBall and FullMetal Alchemist.

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com/events and www.empiretheatres.com/evangelion and at participating theatre box offices.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone is the first of four planned feature-films that will make up the ,em>Rebuild of Evangelion tetrology, and earned more than 2 billion yen in Japan.

A re-imagining of one of the greatest classics of anime!

Evangelion television series took the anime world by storm in the mid-1990’s, proving to be a surprise sensation for Studio Gainax and setting new standards for the mecha anime genre.

Rebuild of Evangelion stays true to the spirit of the original, exploring all the same controversial philosophical and psychological themes that gave the series its depth and brought the fans back to watch it again and again.

Additionally, Rebuild of Evangelion is being directed by the original creator of the series, Hideaki Anno.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone closely follows the story of the original series, ensuring that fans of the original will fall in love with Evangelion all over again, while also exhibiting all new high-quality animation and promising a unique alternate ending, so that no matter how many times you’ve watched the original series there will be plenty of new material for fans to enjoy.

About Evangelion

Evangelion is an apocalyptic mecha anime in which a group of teenage mecha pilots working for the international organization NERV must learn to do battle in giant armored mecha known as Evangelions to protect Neo-Tokyo from the threat of the invading alien Angels.

The plot of Evangelion focuses on the development of the three primary pilots and a few of their colleagues at NERV, and explores themes of religion, identity, reality, and more.

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