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Poster for Akira (w/ Pitt Gamelan)
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Dates with showtimes for Akira
  • Wed, Sep 18
  1. 7:00 pm Sold Out

Midnight screenings happen at midnight the day listed. For example, if it says Saturday At Midnight, please arrive by 11:45pm Saturday night.

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.


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