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    EVANGELION: 2.0 American Theatrical Release Update

    Theatrical Run Launches January 21, 2011 Source: Eleven Arts Entertainment press release Official Movie Site: funimation.com/evangelion (US), evangelion.co.jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Shun Ohara

    Cinema Arts Releasing, Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment are proud to announce the initial release schedule of EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Ha, 2009) in the United States. The movie is the second chapter in the four part "Rebuild of Evangelion" (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban) film series by Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara, re-imagining 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. It was one of the top five highest grossing Japanese films of 2009 with box office in excess of $40 million US. EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE 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). With a few exceptions, EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE will begin its American theatrical run on January 21, 2011. Some theaters will also show the first chapter, EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Jo, 2007), prior to the release of the second feature.

    US Release Schedule

    1/14/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 1.0 Downtown Independent, Los Angeles CA 1/14/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 1.0 The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque NM 1/14/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 1.0 Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle WA 1/17/2011 (4 days) EVANGELION 1.0 New People, San Francisco CA 1/18/2011 (3 days) EVANGELION 1.0 Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, Denver CO 1/18/2011 (1 day) EVANGELION 1.0 Alamo Lake Creek, Austin TX 1/19/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 1.0 Big Cinemas Manhattan, New York NY 1/19/2011 (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Alamo Lake Creek, Austin TX 1/20/2011 (1 night show) EVANGELION 1.0 Georgetown 14 Cinemas, Indianapolis IN 1/21/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 2.0 Bear Tooth Theatre, Anchorage AK 1/21/2011 (3 days on matinee) EVANGELION 1.0 Tempe Valley Art Theatre, Phoenix AZ 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Tempe Valley Art Theatre, Phoenix AZ 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 New People, San Francisco CA 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, Denver CO 1/21/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 2.0 Clearwater Cinema Café, Tampa Bay FL (EVANGELION 1.0 TBA) 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Plaza Atlanta, Atlanta GA 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Maui Mall Megaplex Cinemas 12, Maui HI 1/21/2011 (3 days) EVANGELION 2.0 Georgetown 14 Cinemas, Indianapolis IN 1/21/2011 (2 days on matinee) EVANGELION 1.0 Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City MO 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City MO 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Carousel Luxury Cinemas, Greensboro NC 1/21/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 2.0 The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque NM 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Big Cinemas Manhattan, New York NY 1/21/2011 (2 days on matinee) EVANGELION 1.0 Southlake 14, Dallas/Fort Worth TX 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Southlake 14, Dallas/Fort Worth TX 1/21/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle WA 1/28/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Downtown Independent, Los Angeles CA 1/28/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Living Room Theatre, Portland OR 2/8/2011 (4 days) EVANGELION 2.0 Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu HI 3/18/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION 2.0 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City OK TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Ultra Star GardenWalk 14, Anaheim CA TBA (1 week) EVANGELION 2.0 Regency South Coast Village, Irvine CA TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Ultra Star University Village 10, Riverside CA TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Ultra Star Chula Vista 10, San Diego CA TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Ultra Star Mission Valley - Hazard Center, San Diego CA TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Ultra Star Mission Marketplace, San Diego CA TBA (1 day) EVANGELION 2.0 Cinema Paradiso, Fort Lauderdale FL If your theater or town is not on the list, don`t despair. More theaters will be added in the coming weeks, so check funimation.com/evangelion for regular updates and the latest schedule. You can also ask your local theater to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a showing. The theatrical release schedule for Canada will be announced in early January.

    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.


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