75p Film Event: Akira


Film: Akira (アキラ)

When: Saturday 26th May – 10:20pm

Where: The Tyneside Cinema (Directions)

Website: https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/films/view/akira

Price: 0.75p

Katsuhiro Otomo’s directed Akira and adapted from his manga of the same name. The film tells the story of the Tetsuo Shima and Shotaro Kaneda who are bikers in 2019 Neo-Tokyo,  but when Tetsuo develops psychic powers it’s up to Shotaro to prevent him from releasing the dangerous psychic Akira. The film has become a cult classic around the world and is considered a landmark of Japanese animation: Akira played a large part of helping Anime to gain mainstream attention in the West . Since 2002 Warner Brothers has been attempting to release a live action remake of Akira, as of January 2012 production of the live action film has been shut down for the fourth time, hopefully it won’t start for a fifth time.

The Tyneside Cinema is 75 this year and to celebrate it is holding an all night film event with 75 hours of cinema to watch and, whats best, tickets for each film are just 75p! The last two all night events held at the Tyneside have been great successes and sell out quick, so when tickets become available it’s best to snap them up quick!

Other films in the 75th Birthday All Nighter

Classic Cinema

A Clockwork Orange – 10pm

Evil Dead 2 – 1am

Mullholland Drive – 3am

Freaks – 6.10am

The Great Dictatior – 7.55am

The Princess Bride – 10.35am

Jurassic Park – 12.50pm

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – 3.35pm

Goodfellas – 6pm

Fargo – 9am


Reservoir Dogs – 10.30pm

Donnie Darko – 12.50am

Get Carter – 3.25an

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 6am

The Ladykillers – 8.30am

Bicycle Thieves – 10.40am

Three Colours Red – 12.45pm

Once Upon A Time in the West – 3.10pm

Annie Hall – 6.30pm

Volver – 8.40pm


Akira – 10.20pm

Chasing Amy – 1.05am

The Wicker Man – 3.40am

Audition – 5.50am

Strangers on a train – 8.25am

The Third Man – 10.45am

Stop Making Sense – 1.05pm

The Marriage of Maria Braun – 3pm

Jules Et Jim – 6.25pm

The Lives Of Others – 8.25pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s