When will we get End of Evangelion theater release in US? + Where to buy tickets

A still from End of Evangelion anime film

The End of Evangelion theater release is here. It’s true, the legendary anime film that redefined the genre, takes its first-ever flight into US theaters. This limited-engagement event, was brought to you by GKIDS in March in select theaters across the nation. That’s right, no more grainy VHS tapes or streaming on your laptop screen as this groundbreaking movie is finally getting the big screen treatment it deserves. But when exactly can you witness Shinji Ikari’s epic battle against the Angels on the big screen, and where can you book the tickets? Let’s explore.

End of Evangelion theater release date

A still from End of Evangelion anime film
A still from End of Evangelion anime film (Image via GKIDS)

“The End of Evangelion” will hit select theaters across the U.S. for a limited two-night engagement on March 17th and 20th, 2024. That’s right, two nights only to catch this legendary film on the big screen. Remember, it’s a limited run, so don’t procrastinate like Shinji himself!

Where to book the tickets?

A still from End of Evangelion anime film
A still from End of Evangelion anime film (Image via GKIDS)

So, how do you snag those coveted tickets to see “The End of Evangelion” on the big screen? The good news is, there are multiple ways to secure your spot. 

Book through GKIDS

Head to the official distributor’s website here. This site allows you to search for the nearest theater according to your zip code. Once you find your preferred date and time, you’ll be automatically redirected to the RegMovies  website to complete your mission and book your tickets.

Directly through the Regal Movies portal

If you’re feeling confident, you can also skip the zip code search and head straight to Regmovies and Search for “The End of Evangelion” and see if your preferred theater is showing the film. 

Tickets are available for purchase right now, but we don’t know when they will be sold out, so don’t delay!

What to expect

A still from End of Evangelion anime film
A still from End of Evangelion anime film (Image via GKIDS)

Since its 1995 debut in Japan, the story of teenage Shinji Ikari piloting giant robots called Evangelions to fight monstrous Angels has been hyped by audiences worldwide, especially in North AmericaThe End of Evangelion serves as an alternative ending to the TV series, offering a fresh perspective on the final two episodes of the original series.

End of Evangelion will be shown in its original Japanese language with English subtitles (including songs and signs), staying true to the original vision of creator Hideaki Anno. The film will have a runtime of 87 minutes. The film is also rated PG-13 for violence and mature themes, so viewer’s discretion is advised.

Is this the only way to experience Evangelion movies?

A still from End of Evangelion anime film
A still from End of Evangelion anime film (Image via GKIDS)

Not necessarily! While the theatrical release is definitely the best way to experience the film, there are other options. 

  • In 2022, GKIDS released the original TV series and movies on Blu-ray and digital platforms for the first time in North America. 
  • The film is also available on other streaming platforms such as Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video in both subbed and dubbed version.
  • They even brought the final instalment of the “Evangelion:3.0+1.11 Thrice Upon a Time,” to theaters last year. 
  • Additionally, the new “Rebuild” film series, which retells the story with a slightly different ending, is also available to watch on the GKIDS Platform.

Plot as described by GKIDS

“This final movie version was created as an alternative ending to the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TV series, remaking the final two episodes from the series. SEELE plans an attack on NERV after failing to create a man-made Third Impact. After reaffirming both her own and her mother’s existence in a state of despair, Asuka returns and begins the counterattack. However, new enemies descend from the heavens. Meanwhile, Shinji witnesses the horrifying wreckage of Asuka’s EVA-02 while piloting EVA-01. Mass production models surround EVA-01 and perform a solemn ceremony. What does it mean to complete a human heart?”

Conclusion

Neon Genesis Evangelion is considered a landmark anime, influencing countless works and sparking passionate discussions for decades. The End of Evangelion is its crowning achievement, pushing the boundaries of animation and storytelling. Seeing it on the big screen is a chance to experience its epic scale and stunning visuals in a one time opportunity.

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