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Redline, Laputa: Castle in the Sky and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in a new UK anime travelling film festival

Redline, Laputa - Castle in the Sky, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya are among the films in an anime roadshow touring the UK and Ireland from March. The roadshow will come to Dublin, Edinburgh, Dumfries, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Bexley, reaching London's Barbican in July.

The films on show include Mamoru Hosoda's acclaimed fantasy-drama Summer Wars, the racing spectacular Redline, the dark science-fiction King of Thorn, the Miyazaki classic Laputa - Castle in the Sky, and more. There are two movies based on popular anime series, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Eureka 7 – Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers. All the films are due to come to British DVD (Laputa is already available).

The venues are as follows:

Edinburgh: Filmhouse (March 26th-27th)
Birmingham: Appearing at The Electric Cinema as part of Flatpack Film Festival (March 26th)
Leeds: Appearing at The Hyde Park Cinema as part of Leeds Young People's Film Festival (April 2nd)
Bexley: Appearing as part of BAM 2011
Dublin: Appearing at Cineworld as a part of Cinemagic (May 13th-15th)
Dumfries: Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre (June)
Newcastle: Tyneside Cinema (Date TBC)
London: The Barbican (July)

(more detailed information below)

According to the press release, We Love Anime will meet “the huge demand for theatrical screenings across the UK and Ireland.” The roadshow is a collaboration between Manga Entertainment, its distribution partner Kazé UK, and Optimum Releasing, which distributes Ghibli's films. The sponsors are Manga Entertainment and the fashion chain UNIQLO, which is releasing a range of anime-themed T-shirts.

Tickets will be on sale via the participating venue's websites in due course and schedule updates will be posted on the We Love Anime site.

Detailed venue information follows. Anyone wanting to see the films at a cinema near them can contact [email protected]

1. 26/03/11 – Birmingham, The Electric Cinema
Address:

The Electric Cinema
47–49 Station Street
Birmingham
B5 4DY

Films in line-up: Redline

Box office: 0844 870 0000 | Online URL to follow
Website: http://www.flatpackfestival.org/ | http://www.theelectric.co.uk/

In association with Flatpack Film Festival.

2. 26/03 – 27/03/11 Edinburgh at The Filmhouse:
Address:

Filmhouse Cinema,
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh,
EH3 9BZ

Films in line-up: Summer Wars | King of Thorn | Laputa - Castle in the Sky | Sword of the Stranger

Box office: 0131 228 2688 | Online URL to follow
Website: http://www.filmhousecinema.com

3. 02/04/11 – Leeds, Hyde Park Picturehouse
Address:

Hyde Park Cinema,
Brudenell Road,
Leeds,
LS6 1JD

Films in line-up: Summer Wars | Redline | Laputa - Castle in the Sky | TBA

Box office: 0113 275 2045 | Online URL to follow
Website: http://www.leedsyoungfilm.co.uk/

As a part of Leeds Young Person's Film Festival.

4. 13/05 – 15/05/11 – Dublin, Cineworld
Address:

Parnell St
Dublin 1,
Co. Dublin City,
Ireland

Films in line-up: Redline | Summer Wars | Laputa - Castle in the Sky | The Disappeance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Box office: Booking details to follow
Website: http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/

Appearing as a part of Cinemagic 2011.

5. 04/06 – 07/06 – Dumfries, Robert Burns Film Theatre
Address:

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Mill Road,
Dumfries,
DG2 7BE

Box office: 01387 264808 | Online URL to follow
Website: http://www.rbcft.co.uk/filmfestival/index.html

6. 04/07/11 – London, Barbican
Address:

The Barbican,
Silk Street,
City of London,
EC2Y 8DS

Box office: 020 7638 8891 | Online URL to follow
Website: http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/

7. TBC Date – Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema
Address:

Tyneside Cinema,
Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 6QG

Box office: Booking details to follow
Website: http://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/

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