Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Announces Second Annual Colorado Anime Film Festival

Presented by Colorado Anime Fest, Colorado Anime Film Festival promises more titles in its second year.

Denver, Colorado – (August 15, 2017) – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Colorado Anime Fest are proud to announce the second annual Colorado Anime Film Festival to take place at Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake on September 8 – 10, 2017. Tickets will be $9 and are on sale now for the first wave of films here.

“Last year was a great start to what we hope will become a long-running festival with our friends at the Colorado Anime Fest,” said Steve Bessette, Creative Director of Alamo Drafthouse Denver. “This year we’re taking the festival to Sloans Lake, will have our first foray into television and hopefully will have some big surprises coming soon.”

Alamo Drafthouse Denver has increased the number of anime films shown, due to popular demand. This year alone, the theater opened Your Name. during its US run. In February, the the company dedicated a whole month to the Studio Ghibli film collection. This Friday, Alamo Drafthouse Littleton will debut In This Corner of the World, which won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

“No one does film events better than the Alamo Drafthouse, and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with them,” said A. Jinnie McManus, co-Director of Communications for Colorado Anime Fest. “Colorado’s love and loyalty for Japanese animation grows every day and we know these titles will appeal to fans of all ages. It’s a great way to introduce anime to new fans as we get ready for our third annual convention next March.”

The festival will open Friday evening with an Opening Night title to be announced at a later date. Confirmed screenings are listed below:

AKIRA (1988) dir. Katsuhiro Ôtomo – R – 124min: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 1 (2016) – TV 14 – 25min episodes broken into two programs: In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won’t stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, the promising freshman class is making its debut at the world-renowned U.A. Sports Festival! It’s Quirk versus Quirk as our young heroes face off in the ultimate showdown.

POM POKO (1994) dir.  Isao Takahata –  PG – 119min: In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Isao Takahata, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object.

WOLF CHILDREN (2012) dir. Mamoru Hosoda – PG – 117min: Wolf Children is a staggeringly beautiful animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS). This epic cinematic achievement follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half human, half wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in rural town where she attempts to build a life for herself – and her children.

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Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival (Fantastic Fest) in the United States and a collectible art gallery (Mondo). Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events.

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Colorado Anime Fest is a three-day, all-ages convention at the Denver Renaissance Stapleton Hotel on March 23-25, 2018. The third annual weekend event is dedicated to exploring Japanese animation, comics, and culture, in partnership with Denver’s vibrant Japanese-American organizations. Visit for more information and early bird 2018 registration. Colorado Anime Fest is run by Board Horizons Events, Corp.