K-ON! Film Gets Midnight Screenings

posted on by Egan Loo
Osaka theater holds showings to lay claim to "Japan's earliest screenings"

The Apollo Cinemas 8 theater in Osaka announced this week that it plans to hold midnight screenings on December 3 so it can lay claim to "Japan's earliest showings of the K-On! film."

Midnight screenings are very rare in Japan; even blockbuster films will not start playing in any theaters until 9 in the morning at the earliest. Most theaters, including Apollo Cinemas 8, close their doors by 11:00 p.m. or earlier. In fact, Apollo Cinemas 8 warns people driving to its K-ON! midnight screenings to park elsewhere; its own parking area in the Apollo Lucias Building closes from midnight to 7:00 a.m.

The theater will charge its usual adult ticket price of 1,800 yen (about US$23).

[Via 0takomu]

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