Wed, Sep 18
  • Wed, Sep 18
7:00 pm Sold Out

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

A pre-show performance by Pitt Gamelan will accompany this screening.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo Run Time: 124 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available

Release Year: 1988

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Hiroshi Ôtake, Kazumi Tanaka, Kôichi Kitamura, Mami Koyama, Michihiro Ikemizu, Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Tesshô Genda, Yuriko Fuchizaki

Set in 2019, Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a top-secret government project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists, and a powerful military leader. Considered one of the greatest films ever made.




Friday, September 13th, @ 7:05 PM
Saturday, September 14th, @ 4:20 PM
Sunday, September 15th @ 12 PM
Monday, September 16th, @ 4:30 PM
Tuesday, September 17th, @ 2 PM
Wednesday, September 18th @ 12 PM and 7 PM
Thursday, September 19th, @ 9:15 PM

Celebrate the musical roots of this anime masterpiece! Pitt Gamelan (the University of Pittsburgh’s Indonesian Gamelan group) will be joining us for a pre-show performance to accompany this screening of Akira! Six musicians will be playing a sampling of the music that inspired the film’s iconic soundtrack.

Sorry, member tickets are not valid for this event.