EVANGELION: 2.0 Canadian Theatrical Screenings Announced
Exclusive Nationwide One Night Only Engagement on January 20, 2011
Source: Eleven Arts Entertainment press release
Official Movie Site: funimation.com/evangelion (US/Canada), evangelion.co.jp (Japan)
Special Thanks to Shun Ohara
Cineplex Entertainment and Cinema Asia Releasing, Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment are pleased to announce they are bringing the second film of the new EVANGELION series to the big screen in Canada. EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Ha, 2009) will be shown nationwide in Canada, for one night only, on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. (local time) at select Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatres locations. Advance tickets are now available online at cineplex.com/events and at participating theatre box offices.
EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE is the latest of four planned feature films that comprise the “Rebuild of Evangelion” (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban) tetralogy by Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara. The film series is a re-imagining of the sci-fi animated series blockbuster NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (Shin Seiki Evangelion)— also written and directed by Anno— which first aired on Japanese television in 1995. EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE was one of the top 5 highest grossing Japanese films of 2009 with box office in excess of $40 million US. It was also screened at Film Festivals around the world, including the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, the 2010 SITGES Film Festival, and the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival (France).
The story of Shinji Ikari, the 14‐year‐old boy who has been entrusted with the heavy burden of mankind’s fate, is about to enter uncharted territory.
In the battle to prevent the apocalyptic Third Impact, Shinji and fellow Evangelion pilot Rei Ayanami were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, as the onslaught of the bizarre, monstrous Angels escalates, the fiery Asuka Langley Shikinami enters the fray piloting Eva Unit Two. Joining them is a new, alluring heroine, Mari Illustrious Makinami. The war between the Angels and the Evangelion heats up even more with the introduction of new Eva units.
Intense battles the likes of which have never been seen rage across the screen, one after another. The excitement of these mind‐blowing spectacles will take the story in a new direction.
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook (IMAX location), 6455 Macleod Trail SW
SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, 261055 CrossIron Boulevard,
Empire Studio 16 Country Hills, 300‐388 Country Hills Blvd NE
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas (UltraAVX location), 1525‐99th Street NW
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton (IMAX location), 8882‐170 Street
Empire City Centre 9 Cinemas, 10200 102nd Avenue
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501‐1st Avenue SW
SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213‐4750 Rutherford Road
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas (IMAX location), 14211 Entertainment Way
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, 88 W Pender St
Empire Oakridge Cinemas, 601‐650 West 41st Ave
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
Empire Studio 10 Regent Mall, 1381 Regent Street
Empire 8 Trinity Drive, 127 Trinity Drive
Empire Studio 10, 175 McAllister Drive
NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR
Empire Studio 12, 48 Kenmount Road (Avalon Mall)
Empire Studio 10, 325 Prince Street (Prince Street Plaza)
Empire Theatres Bayers Lake, 190 Chain Lake Drive (Bayers Lake Business Park)
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas (UltraAVX location), 50 Great Lakes Drive
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas, 111 Clarington Boulevard
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas, 3275 Highway 7
Empire Studio 10 at Square One, 100 City Centre Drive
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Drive
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas (IMAX location), 2385 City Park Drive
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas (UltraAVX location), 1025 The Queensway
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas (UltraAVX location), 300 Borough Drive
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge Street (No show on 1/20 at this location; will have 1 week run from 1/21)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (UltraAVX, IMAX location), 259 Richmond Street W
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road
StarCite Hull, 115 Boulevard Du Plateau
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal (UltraAVX, IMAX location), 977 rue Ste‐Catherine O
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
About Cineplex Entertainment
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 131 theatres with 1,362 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX and the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. For more information, visit cineplex.com.
About Cinema Arts Releasing
Cinema Arts Releasing is a newly created distribution company specializing in releasing six to eight Asian themed theatrical features for the North American market per year.
About Eleven Arts, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Eleven Arts, Inc. is a motion picture production and distribution company that brings Japanese and Asian movies to worldwide audiences as well as bringing movies from all over the world into Asia.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit funimation.com.
For more information on “Rebuild of Evangelion” please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Japanese Movies at American Film Market 2008
- Japan Film Festival- Los Angeles: April 10-26
- English Dub of EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE to Premiere at Anime Expo
- EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE Press Notes
- EVANGELION 2.0 Korean Release
- FUNimation Acquires EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE from NTV
- EVANGELION: 2.0 Gets North American Theatrical Release
- EVANGELION: 2.0 American Theatrical Release Update