The Summer of Haruhi continues to move down the Pacific coast with a screening of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in Los Angeles on June 24th at Laemlle’s Sunset 5 Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for the showing. Along with the movie screening, Bandai, Yen Press, and Crunchyroll have teamed up to give away some prizes to attendees. Cristina Vee and Stephanie Sheh will also be making appearances at the theatre as part of the festivities.

The aforementioned Hawaii showings are also still planned, but have not had dates set yet. No viewings have been announced east of California yet, either, but one would expect to see some in New York at minimum.

You can see the full press release below.

THE DISAPPEARNCE OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA ONE NIGHT SCREENING JUNE 24 th IN LOS ANGELES;VOICE ACTRESS STEPHANIE SHEH TO APPEAR;CRISTINA VEE TO PERFORM; GIVEAWAYS FROM BANDAI, CRUNCHYROLL, YEN PRESS

June 1, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – “The Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya” a cooperative promotion between Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press will continue on June 24 at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 theater in Hollywood with a ONE NIGHT ONLY Los Angeles screening of the English subtitled print of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya theatrical feature.

Haruhi series English Voice actress Stephanie Sheh (Mikuru) will appear with more cast to be announced as they confirm availability. Stephanie will be autographing the theatrical poster from the film which will be given away to attending theatre goers.

Cristina Vee of Bandai’s ASOS Brigade.com will be performing several of the series songs in English and Japanese prior to the film and attendees will be treated to a Haruhi manga and novel giveaway courtesy of Yen Press (while supplies last, so come early!) and Crunchyroll will raffle off 10 three month memberships and five one-year anime memberships to lucky attendees.

Special notice to Cosplayers: if you come to the theatre in a Haruhi costume, you’ll get an extra prize!

Laemmle’s Sunset 5 is located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA – (323) 848-3500. http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=2 Tickets will go on sale the night of June 1 st .

The film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito, was made by Kyoto Animation and supervised by Chief Director Tatsuya Ishihara and Director Yasuhiro Takemoto. The story follows the two seasons of the anime series phenomenon The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and tells the story of Haruhi’s sudden disappearance and her friend Kyon’s attempt to untangle the mystery of why she’s vanished. The film opened on February 6th, 2010 in Japan with 24 prints, and earned more than 670 Million Yen (Approximately $7.5 Million US) by the end of March.

The English subtitled print of the film will be shown in Hawaii in the near future by Consolidated Theaters ( http://www.consolidatedtheatres.com ) and Artisan Gateway as part of their SPOTLIGHT ASIA FILMS Program. Hawaii dates and venues will be announced soon.

For more information on Haruhi visit:
www.bandai-ent.com or www.asosbrigade.com
yenpress.us
www.Crunchyroll.com

For more information on the Sunset 5 visit:
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=2

For more information on Consolidated Theatres visit:
http://www.consolidatedtheatres.com

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