‘Sailor Moon R: The Movie’ Adds More Theaters For Its Limited Showing, Where You Can See It

Sailor Moon R: The Movie is being shown in more than 300 theaters for the first time in North America this month, with several showings providing viewers the option of seeing it in the original Japanese language with English subtitles or its brand new English dub. More theaters have been added to the list, and showings are extending into early February.

The animated short Make Up! Sailor Guardians is also playing with the film, and those who see the movie in English also get to watch a brief interview with the English voice cast.

Viz Media has brought the Sailor Moon anime series back to North American audiences with a new English language voice cast, and without the edits and translation changes of the original ’90s dub. Sailor Moon R: The Movie is the first of three movies that tie-in to the long-running anime series. Long before Blu-ray, the film was previously available in the States on home video via VHS and DVD in both edited and uncut versions under the title Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose. The new version of the film has been remastered in high definition, while also delivering the film to audiences as it was originally intended to be seen. Character names in the English version remain mostly unchanged from the Japanese counterpart, and the original score and sound effects remain intact.

As the L.A. Times notes, many fans regard Sailor Moon R: The Movie as the best of the three films. Up until this point in the anime series, Mamoru a.k.a. Tuxedo Mask’s past has been shrouded in mystery due to his amnesia. And although Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask have had their relationship strained before, an old friend from Mamoru’s past puts their love through yet another test all while the villain tries to destroy the world with poisonous flowers — naturally. Of course, the entire troupe of Sailor Guardians is along for the ride and themes of love and friendship abound, which should please its intended audience.

Fans who attend the special limited engagement are in for a special treat with their ticket purchase as well. While supplies last at the ticket counter, attendees get a mini-poster featuring one of the five Sailor Guardians in the movie: Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, or Sailor Venus.

See the trailer for Sailor Moon R: The Movie in the video embedded below, and check to see if the movie is playing in a city near you in the theater listing that follows.

The following is an abbreviated list of the theaters that are still showing Sailor Moon R: The Movie. The full listing can be viewed on the Eleven Arts website. Check with the individual theaters for showtimes, and whether the subtitled or dub version is being shown.

AL Birmingham Patton Creek 15 Jan 20-26
AL Dothan Dothan 12 Jan 20-26
AL Huntsville Valley Bend 18 Jan 20-25
AL Mobile Mobile Stadium 18 February 3-4
AL Montgomery Festival Plaza 16 Jan 23-25
AR Fayetteville Malco Theater Razorback Jan 24
AR Little Rock B&B Little Rock Chenal 9 Jan 25
AR Little Rock Breckenridge Stadium 12 February 3-4
AZ Gilbert Gilbert Stadium 14 February 3-4
AZ Temp Harkins Theatres Vally Art Jan 20-26
AZ Tucson Foothills 15 Jan 23-26
CA Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX February 3-4
CA Cerritos Harkins Theatres Cerritos Jan 20-25
CA Corona Corona Crossing Stadium 18 & RPX February 3-4
CA Corona Starlight Dos Lagos 15 Jan 20-23
CA Dublin Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 + IMAX February 3-4
CA Fairfield Fairfield Stadium 16 + IMAXFebruary 3-4 February 3-4
CA Hemet Hemet Cinema 12 February 3-4
CA La Habra La Habra Stadium 16 February 3-4
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent Jan 23 – Jan 25
CA Sacramento Laguna Village 12 February 3-4
CA San Bernardino San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX February 3-4
CA San Francisco Alamo Drafthouse Cinema San Francisco February 1-4
CA San Francisco New People Cinema Jan 27
CA Santa Clara Mercado 20 Jan 20-26
CA Santa Clarita Canyon Country Stadium 10 February 3-4
CA Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 + IMAX February 3-4
CA South Gate South Gate Stadium 20 with IMAX February 3-4
CA Stockton Downtown Stockton 16 + IMAX February 3-4
CA Turlock Turlock Stadium 14 February 3-4
CA West Covina West Covina Stadium 18 February 3-4
CO Denver Colorado Center 8 + IMAX February 3-4
CO Lakewood West Village Stadium 12February 3-4 February 3-4
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton Jan 29
CO Littleton Meadows 12 February 3-4
CO Louisville Cinebarre Boulder 11 February 3-4
CO Westminster Westminster Promenade 24 Jan 20-26
CT Branford Branford 12February 3-4 February 3-4
CT Waterbury Brass Mill 12 February 3-4
DC Washington D.C. Angelika Pop-Up Jan 23
DE Newark Peoples Plaza Cinema Stadium 17 February 3-4
DE Wilmington Brandywine Town Center 16 February 3-4
FL Crystal River Crystal River Mall 9 February 3
February 4
FL Fort Myers Merchants Crossing 16 Jan 22-26
FL Gainesville Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14 February 3-4
FL Hollywood Oakwood 18 February 3-4
FL Jacksonville Regency Jax 24 Jan 23-25
FL Jacksonville Avenues Stadium 20 & RPX February 3-4
FL Lake Wales Eagle Ridge Mall 12 February 3-4
FL Ocala Hollywood Stadium 16 – Ocala February 3-4
FL Port Richey Hollywood 18 February 3-4
FL Sarasota Hollywood Stadium 20 – Sarasota February 3-4
GA Alpharetta Avalon 12 February 3-4
GA Atlanta Atlantic Station Stadium 18 & IMAX & RPX February 3-4
GA Austell Regal Stadium 22 @ Austell February 3-4
GA Buford Mall Of Georgia Stadium 20 + IMAX & RPX February 3-4
GA Carrollton Carrollton Stadium 10 February 3-4
GA Dawsonville Dawson 400 Cinemas 10 February 3-4
GA Douglasville Arbor Place Stadium 18 & IMAX February 3-4
GA Duluth Medlock Crossing Stadium 18 & RPX February 3-4
GA Gainesville Hollywood 15 February 3-4
GA Griffin Griffin Cinemas 10 February 3-4
GA Lawrenceville Sugarloaf Mills 18 Jan 23-26
GA Mcdonough McDonough Stadium 16 February 3-4
GA Morrow Southlake Pavillion 24 Jan 20-25
GA Newnan Georgian Stadium 14 February 3-4
GA Snellville Snellville Oaks Stadium 14February 3-4 February 3-4
GA Woodstock Cherokee 16 February 3-4
HI Honolulu Dole Cannery 18 with IMAX & RPX February 3-4
HI Kailua – Kona Makalapua Stadium 10 February 3-4
HI Kapolei Consolidated Kapolei Jan 23
IA Cedar Falls College Square Jan 23
IA Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Galaxy 16 Cinema Jan 23
IA Iowa City Sycamore Cinema Jan 23
IL Addison Addison Cinema Jan 23
IL Bloomington Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cinema Jan 23
IL Champaigne Showplace Springfield 12 Jan 20-25
IL Chicago River East 21 Jan 20-25
IL Chicago City North Stadium 14 & RPXFebruary 3-4 February 3-4
IL Chicago Heights Chicago Heights Cinema Jan 23
IL Coutnry Club Hills Country Club Hills Cinema Jan 23
IL Crystal Lake Showplace 16 February 3-4
IL Elgin Elgin Cinema Jan 23
IL Gurnee Gurnee Mills Cinema Jan 23
IL Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Stadium 20 + IMAX February 3-4
IL O’Fallon O’Fallon 15 Cine Jan 23
IL Orland Park Orland Park Cinemas Jan 23
IL Round Lake Beach Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 February 3-4
IL Savoy Savoy 16 Jan 23-24
IL Warrenville Cantera Stadium 17 & RPX February 3-4

[Featured Image by Toei Animation Co. LTD/Naoko Takeuchi/PNP]