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Love Live! The School Idol Movie's U.S. Theater List Revealed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film gets debut in Los Angeles on September 11 before opening countrywide on September 12

Film distribution company Azoland Pictures revealed the theatrical list on Saturday for the U.S. screening of the Love Live! The School Idol Movie film. Specific dates and times for each theater are listed at the above link.

  • Tempe, AZ at the Harkins Theatres - Valley Art
  • Los Angeles, CA at the Downtown Independent
  • Sacramento, CA at the Tower Theater
  • San Francisco, CA at the New People
  • San Diego, CA at the Gaslamp 15
  • San Diego, CA at the Carmel Mountain 12
  • Littleton, CO at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton
  • Washington DC at the Angelika Pop-Up
  • Honolulu, HI at the Ward Stadium 16
  • Boston, MA at the Brattle Theatre
  • Bloomfield, MI at the The Maple Theater
  • Kansas City, MO at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
  • Manville, NJ at the Manville 12 Plex
  • Williamsville, NY at the Dipson Eastern Hills Cinema
  • New York, NY at the Village East Cinema
  • Columbus, OH at the Gateway Film Center
  • Dallas, TX at the Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas
  • Katy (Houston), TX at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
  • San Antonio, TX at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes
  • Sandy, UT at the Megaplex Theatres - Jordan Commons
  • Fairfax, VA at the Angelika Film Center & Café - Mosaic
  • Seattle, WA at the Grand Illusion Cinema

The film will premiere in most of the theaters on September 12, although the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles will host a screening on September 11. Advance tickets are available for purchase for some of the theaters. Azoland Pictures noted that the screening will have "exclusive bonus footage," and there will be items given away at the screenings.

The film will also play in the following countries and territories:

Taiwan
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Cities: Taipei and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015
 
Hong Kong
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Start Date: August 6, 2015
 
Korea
Handler: ANIPLUS INC.
Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015
 
Thailand
Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
City: Bangkok
Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015
 
Australia
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.
 
New Zealand
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.
 
Malaysia, Philippines
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 1, 2015
 
Singapore
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 8, 2015
*Premier screening event date TBD.
 
Vietnam, Brunei
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: Early October, 2015
 
Indonesia
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 21, 2015

Spoiler (highlight the following white text to read the plot summary of the film) [The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ's, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ's begins.]

The film premiered in Japan on June 13.

In 2010, the anime studio Sunrise, Lantis, and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine launched Love Live! as a self-described "ultimate user-participation project" that lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols. A series of music CDs and animated music videos then followed. The members of the project announced in 2012 that a full anime series had been green-lit for the following year. The second season of the anime was announced in June 2013.

Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan. NIS America announced in April that it will release the first and second seasons of the anime with an English dub. NIS America is also handling the theatrical release for Love Live! The School Idol Movie.


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