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Godzilla Minus One Expands to Over 400 Cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Date: 2023 December 13 20:51

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The good folks from Anime Limited have just sent us details of the up coming UK cinema release of Godzilla Minus One. It's due out on Friday 15th December 2023 and screenings have now expanded to over 400 screens across the UK and Ireland.

The movie has already proved to be a smash in the US becoming the all-time highest grossing Japanese live-action film in North America.

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Press release as follows:


Godzilla Minus One
©2023 TOHO CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

Toho's acclaimed blockbuster set to open in over 400 cinema, IMAX, 4DX, Screen X and Dolby Cinema screens following record-breaking US debut and popular demand.

Jack Bottomley, Starburst

Neil Smith, Total Film

Phil De Semlyen, Time Out

London, UK, 12 December 2023 - The movie everybody's talking about is finally hitting the big screen this Friday! Following incredible popular demand, Anime Limited and Toho Co. Ltd. are excited to announce that the UK and Ireland theatrical release of GODZILLA MINUS ONE has expanded to over 400 cinemas IMAX, ScreenX and 4DX screens from 15th December 2023.

"A gargantuan and resonant epic" according to Neil Smith of Total Film, GODZILLA MINUS ONE broke box office records on release stateside - earning over $25 million in its first 10 days of release to become the all-time highest grossing Japanese live-action film in North America. The highly anticipated film has also received a rapturous response from critics, with the film Certified Fresh with 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Jack Bottomley of Starburst Magazine calling GODZILLA MINUS ONE "a thunderous, profound, and exciting cinema experience that is absolutely not to be missed!".

Celebrating almost seventy-years of being a cultural and cinema icon, this latest film in Toho's classic series was crafted to be the most terrifying incarnation of the character yet with a Japan gripped by the helplessness of having already lost everything before this new, monstrous threat emerges. When despair is piled on top of despair, will the people be able to survive, nevermind fight back?


Calling GODZILLA MINUS ONE "the culmination of all the films I have made to date, and one that deserves to be "experienced" rather than "watched" in the theater", the film is written and directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki. Inspired by formative experiences with STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, Yamazaki has become a leading figure in Japan's visual effects industry, and has won multiple awards for bringing Japan's pop culture icons to the big screen, with films including Stand By Me Doraemon, Lupin III: The First and The Great War of Archimedes.

Japan, devastated after the war, faces a new threat in the form of Godzilla. How will the country confront this impossible situation?

GODZILLA MINUS ONE will be released in cinemas, IMAX, 4DX, Screen X and Dolby Cinema screens across the United Kingdom and Ireland from 15th December 2023 in Japanese with English subtitles. For more information and to book tickets, please visit

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About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Limited is Europe's premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector's editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Limited proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.

About Toho Co. Ltd.
Toho Company provides high-quality entertainment to a wide range of customers through its film production, distribution, and exhibition business, which is solidly supported by its real estate business including the Shinjuku Toho Building and Hibiya Chante, animation production, DVD software production and sales, and TOHO Cinemas' efforts to expand its network of multiplex cinemas. Among these, "Godzilla," which has been around since 1954, is Toho's flagship IP that has many fans around the world and has been loved for many years.

Source: Godzilla Minus One Film Website
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