``Anime Bento'' Festival Serves up Four Nights of the Freshest Anime Titles on the Big Screen
NCM Fathom Responds to Anime Movie Demand by Hosting the Hottest Manga and FUNimation Entertainment Anime Titles in more than 250 Movie
Theatres Nationwide SAN DIEGO & CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(Business Wire)--NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, takes an unprecedented move in alternative theatre entertainment by announcing a special, four-day anime festival - "Anime Bento, 4 Nights, 4 Servings - The Hottest Anime Movies on the Big Screen" - with FUNimation Entertainment and Manga movies never before seen on the big screen with exclusive bonus features each night. The announcement was made at the 37th Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and pop culture event in North America.
"Anime Bento, 4 Nights, 4 Servings - The Hottest Anime Movies on the Big Screen" is the first of what is planned to be an annual NCM FATHOM Anime Event. Debuting in more than 250 select AMC, Regal Entertainment Group and Georgia Theatre Company movie theatres nationwide beginning on Sept. 19th at 7:30 p.m. local time, the complete "Anime Bento" schedule will serve up one exciting title each night as follows:
-- "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" - Wednesday, Sept. 19th
-- "Full Metal Alchemist - The Movie - Conqueror of Shambala" -
Thursday, Sept. 20th
-- "Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro" - Wednesday, Sept.
-- "Karas - The Prophecy" - Thursday, Sept. 27th
Tickets for "Anime Bento" can be purchased for $10.00 at www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theatre box offices beginning August 11th. For a complete list of theatre locations, please visit the website (theatres are subject to change).
"We've had incredible success with the anime category in the recent past and NCM FATHOM is excited to debut the first annual anime festival in theatres with the hottest anime titles provided by the top anime studios in the industry - FUNimation Entertainment and Manga," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM FATHOM. "The anime phenomenon has captivated teens and adults alike, and this special event is designed as a way for fans to meet and revel in their love for anime while experiencing it in a way they've never experienced it before - on the big screen."