Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo Run Time: 124 min. Rating: R
Release Year: 1988
Starring: Hiroshi Ôtake, Kazumi Tanaka, Kôichi Kitamura, Mami Koyama, Michihiro Ikemizu, Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Tesshô Genda, Yuriko Fuchizaki
Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret 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. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo’s supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago.