London Anime Screenings Next Friday and Weekend

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Weekend begins Friday at BFI Southbank, plus 'kid's club' screenings of Patema Inverted on Saturday 17.

As of writing, there are still tickets available for the three-day 'Anime Weekend' on Friday May 16, Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18 at the BFI Southbank Centre in London (near Waterloo station). All the screenings will be in NFT1, the largest cinema at the centre. (The screenings will be in addition to the ongoing Studio Ghibli season at the BFI, see below.) The following films are scheduled:

Friday May 16

Patema Inverted 6.30 p.m.

Ghost in the Shell Arise Parts 1 and 2 8.50 p.m.

Saturday May 17

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo 845 p.m.

Sunday May 18

Double-bill of The Garden of Words and HAL 1 p.m.

Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising- 3.10 p.m., pictured. This is the European premiere of the second feature film spun off from Tiger & Bunny (it is a sequel to the series), and will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Yoshitomo Yonetani.

One Piece: Strong World 6.10 p.m

Blue Exorcist The Movie 8.45 p.m.

In addition, the Studio Ghibli season at the BFI Southbank is continuing through May, see here.

Furthermore, on Saturday May 17, there will be several one-off cinema screenings of Patema Inverted at several UK cinemas, see below. (There is also a screening at the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen on the Sunday.) However, all of these screenings are 'Kid's Club' screenings, which means that anyone over 18 must be accompanying a child to the film. Unaccompanied adults will not be admitted.

The Saturday screenings will be at the following Picturehouse cinemas: Clapham, Ritzy, Greenwich, Stratford East, Hackney, Gate, Henley, Oxford, Cambridge, Duke of Yorks, Bath, Exeter, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, York, Liverpool, Phoenix East Finchley, Hyde Park Picturehouse Leeds, Tyneside Newcastle, Hexham The Forum, Lincoln The Venue, The Lexi and Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.

On the Patema Inverted Kickstarter page, Anime Limited comments, "I know quite a few of you are put out over the fact that the Kids' Club screenings don't allow adults in without children present. Unfortunately, we have no control over this policy. We have spoken to and continue to speak to the cinemas regarding adding more screenings that open it up for everyone else, and will continue to push for this where possible. It also helps if you let your local cinema know that you support this and would love to see it."

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