First two Madoka Magica films to get limited nationwide theatrical releases this month

urlAniplex of America, and Cineplex have partnered up to bring the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films to over 25 Canadian cities this month. The first film will be screened on March 14th, with the second film scheduled for the 20th. Here’s the list of participating theatres:

AB Calgary Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
AB Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
AB Lethbridge Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
BC Burnaby SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas
BC Coquitlam SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas
BC Richmond SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
BC Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village
BC Victoria SilverCity Tillicum Victoria
MB Winnipeg SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
ON Ancaster SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas
ON Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas
ON Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
ON Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons
ON Kingston Cineplex Odeon Gardiner’s Road
ON London SilverCity London Cinemas
ON Mississauga Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park Cinemas
ON North York SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas
ON Oshawa Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
ON Ottawa SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
ON Scarborough Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
ON Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
ON Toronto Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas Square
ON Waterloo Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
ON Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas
QC Montreal Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
(Scotiabank Theatre Montreal)
QC Quebec City Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy
SK Regina Galaxy Cinemas Regina
SK Saskatoon Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon

Show times for the first film can be found here. You’ll find the same info for the second film here. While Aniplex didn’t specify on what audio track will be attached to the films, given the US screenings used a subbed track, it’s safe to say it’ll be Japanese-only.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her.

Both Madoka Magica films recap the critically lauded 2011 anime series of the same name. A third film is set for theatrical release later this year in Japan, but there’s been no word on an international release as of yet.

If you’d like to try to win some tickets, Aniplex will be hosting a contest for them on the Madoka Magica Facebook page tomorrow.

Thanks to Fireboy for pointing this out!

    • Fireboy
    • March 1st, 2013

    Haha wow did not expect that.

    Also worth mentioning, each theater will be giving a Madoka movie poster to the first few people into the auditorium. How many each theater will have I am unsure of. Theaters in the states got 20-30 posters for the second round of screenings (during the first round of screenings they went nuts and were giving them out to pretty much everyone), and I was under the impression the Canadian screenings would get about that same amount, but I have also seen mention that theaters will only have ~15 posters to give out. So if you want one you better get there early.

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