VIZ Cinema is a 143-seat underground cinema inside NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco, owned and operated by VIZ Pictures. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system, VIZ Cinema’s programming focuses on the latest and hottest films from Japan, as well as an incredible legacy of classics, favorites, documentaries and anime – making it the only venue of its kind in the United States.
VIZ Cinema finally lands in Japantown in San Francisco shedding light on the fabulous world of Japanese manga (comics). Get on board for the exciting cinematic journey from the exclusive premiere release of Manga-based sci-fi trilogy, 20th Century Boys to the US exclusive premiere of Bleach the Movie: The Diamond Dust Rebellion!
Sat, 8/15 – Thu, 8/27
20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End
(2008, 142min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi)
Don’t miss this exclusive engagement at VIZ Cinema! Based on the best-selling manga series (available from VIZ Media), this first chapter of the trilogy film adaptation will revolve around the “Book of Prophecy” written by the boy Kenji and his friends, who dreamed of a hero who would stand up against an evil organization plotting to destroy the world. 30 years later, a series of catastrophes occur exactly as they were described in their book.
15 (Sat) : 6:00pm only – Grand opening special premiere!
16 (Sun) : (11:20am), 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:50pm
17 (Mon) : (2:30pm), 5:20pm, 8:10pm
18 (Tue) & 19 (Wed) : (2:30pm) only
20 (Thu) : (2:30pm), 5:20pm, 8:10pm
21 (Fri), 24 (Mon), 26 (Wed) & 27 (Thu) : (2:30pm) only
© 2008 “20th Century Boys” Film Partners
Fri, 8/21 – Fri, 8/28
20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
(2009, 139min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi)
Can’ t wait for the sequel? – Here you go! Following the first chapter, the second part of the trilogy gets even wilder. As Kenji’s friends all try to find out the truth about the beloved leader secret cult’s guru Friend, who now rules a disturbing new world, they discover the shocking existence of “The New Book of Prophecy,” describing the details of the real dooms day. Catch the first chapter at matinee by 8/27 and refresh your memory before the world premiere of the final chapter on 8/28!
21 (Fri) : 5:20pm, 8:20pm
22 (Sat) & 23 (Sun) : (11:20am), 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:50pm
24 (Mon): 5:20pm, 8:20pm
25 (Tue) : (2:30pm) only
26 (Wed) & 27 (Thu) : 5:20pm, 8:20pm
28 (Fri) : (2:30pm) only
© 2009 “20th Century Boys” Film Partners
Fri, 8/28 – Thu, 9/3
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009, 150min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi)
8/28 (Fri) : 5:20pm, 8:20pm
8/29 (Sat) & 30( Sun) : (11:20am), 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:50pm
8/31 (Mon) : (2:30pm), 5:30pm, 8:30pm
9/1 (Tue) : (2:30pm)
9/2 (Wed) & 3 (Thu) : (2:30pm), 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tue, 8/18 – Wed, 8/19 (5:00pm / 8:00pm) – 2 nights only!
Bleach the Movie: The Diamond Dust Rebellion [U.S. Premiere] (2008, 92min., English Dubbed, Directed by Noriyuki Abe)
© Tite Kubo / Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot © BMP 2008
Tue, 8/25 (8:00pm) – 1 night only!
Death Note: L, Change the WorLd (2008, 129min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Hideo Nakata)
* All programming is subject to change.
* Showtimes in ( ) indicates matinee price.