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    EVANGELION: 2.0 US Theatrical Release Expands in March

    Second Impact Happens in Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis and More… 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 new 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 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). EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE originally opened in US theaters on January 21, 2011. The film has met with great success in each city and has received postive reviews and word of mouth, prompting an expansion of its theatrical release. 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.

    Updated US Release Schedule

    2/8/2011 (4 days) EVANGELION: 2.0 Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu HI 2/11/2011 (1 week) EVANGELION: 2.0 Living Room Theaters, Fort Lauderdale FL 3/1/2011 (1 day) EVANGELION: 2.0 Woodbury 10 Theatre, Woodbury MN 3/3/2011 (3 days) EVANGELION: 1.0 Brattle Theatre, Boston MA 3/4/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION: 2.0 Brattle Theatre, Boston MA 3/4/2011 (1 day) EVANGELION: 1.0 Burton Theatre, Detroit MI 3/4/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION: 2.0 Burton Theatre, Detroit MI 3/4/2011 (3 days) EVANGELION: 1.0 Saint Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis MN 3/11/2011 (I week) EVANGELION: 2.0 Saint Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis MN 3/11/2011 (3 days) EVANGELION: 2.0 Oaks Cinema, Pittsburg PA 3/18/2011 (2 days) EVANGELION: 2.0 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City OK TBA (1 day) EVANGELION: 2.0 Santiko-Rialto, San Antonio TX TBA (1 week) EVANGELION: 2.0 Music Box, Chicago IL TBA EVANGELION: 2.0 Alexandria Old Town Theater, Washington DC 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.

    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:


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