The Gate Picturehouse in Notting Hill Gate, London will be holding two opportunities for you to see Akira on the big screen this weekend. Best of all both screenings will be also be raising money for the Plan UK charity.
They will be screening the movie this coming Friday (20th) and Saturday (21st) at 11pm as part of the ‘Late Cinema At The Gate’ series of screenings. You can find all the info below:
For many years, the Gate Cinema was the number one choice for late screenings in London – and we’ve decided to bring them back! Late Cinema at Gate Cinema is a regular event in which we showcase some of our favourite films, and have a little fun too. We have reduced ticket prices for the events, but do ask that everyone attending makes a voluntary donation to our collection for Plan UK.
Based on his own apocalyptic sci-fi comic strip of epic length and success, Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA is set in a devastated Tokyo that is slowly being rebuilt 30 years after nuclear destruction.
The inner city remains chaotic and dangerous, the scene of perpetual war between pill-popping motorbike gangs, of riots by the hungry and dispossessed. Ruled by a repressive military government, the masses are swayed by religious fanatics who predict the second coming of the legendary Akira.
But the cult is challenged by Tetsuo, a young biker who is losing control of his recently discovered telekinetic powers – powers which threaten the end of the world.
Tickets are £8.50 (excluding booking fees) on both days. You can book tickets HERE.