DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LUPIN THE 3RD is one of the most recognizable animation series in Japanese history, and now U.S. audiences can experience one of the most notable titles when the 1979 Japanese comedy-drama animated adventure, “LUPIN THE 3RD THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO,” comes to movie theaters nationwide for the first time, to commemorate Lupin’s 50th anniversary.
Co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as his feature film debut, “LUPIN THE 3RD THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO” will be broadcast for two nights only on Thursday, September 14 (English dubbed) and Tuesday, September 19 (English subtitled) at 7:00 p.m. local time (both days), from Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio, and TMS Entertainment.
Tickets for “LUPIN THE 3RD THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO” can be purchased online beginning Friday, August 18 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available August 18 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“LUPIN THE 3RD THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO” follows the great thief Arsène Lupin III, who successfully robs a casino – only to discover the money is counterfeit. He heads to the tiny country of Cagliostro, the rumored source of the bills, and attempts to save the runaway Clarisse from Count Cagliostro's men. Lupin enlists his associates, Jigen and Goemon, and sends his calling to the Count to get Inspector Zenigata, his longtime nemesis, to the castle. After becoming trapped in the dungeon under the castle, Lupin and Zenigata form a pact to escape and foil the Count's counterfeit operation and save Clarisse from her forced marriage to the Count.
“Anime events continually prove to be a wildly popular genre for our audiences,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are thrilled to debut Hayao Miyazaki’s first masterpiece on big screens nationwide and to partner with ELEVEN ARTS and TMS Entertainment to make this possible.”
For artwork/photos related to “LUPIN THE 3RD THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio
ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high quality Japanese anime to North American big screens. ELEVEN ART’S distribution anime titles include Girls Und Panzer Der Film, Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Reunion, the Evangelion franchise, The Last Naruto: The Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Anthem of the Heart, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, Sword Art Online The Movie - Ordinal Scale -. For additional information, visit: www.elevenarts.net
About TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking community for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS's growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide.
Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 100 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 8,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. For additional information, visit: www.tms-e.com/english/