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For many years, The Gate was the number-one choice for late screenings in London - and we've decided to bring them back! Late Cinema at Gate Cinema is a regular event in which we showcase some of our favourite films, and have a little fun too. We have reduced ticket prices for the events, but we do ask that everyone attending makes a voluntary donation to our collection for Plan UK.
Based on his own apocalyptic sci-fi comic strip of epic length and success, Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA is set in a devastated
The inner city remains chaotic and dangerous, the scene of perpetual war between pill-popping motorbike gangs, of riots by the hungry and dispossessed. Ruled by a repressive military government, the masses are swayed by religious fanatics who predict the second coming of the legendary Akira.
But the cult is challenged by Tetsuo, a young biker who is losing control of his recently discovered telekinetic powers - powers which threaten the end of the world.
"The landmark Japanese animation, set in a futuristic Neo-Tokyo, is as bold and brilliant as ever" 5/5 – The Guardian
"Simply put, no Akira, no Matrix. It's that important." 4/5 - Empire
"It’s a towering achievement of imagination and the detail of each frame is a miracle of film artistry." 4/5 – Time Out