Movie 15 to have limited theatrical run in Australia and New Zealand
Similar to the event held last year, Hoyts Cinemas will be premiering the 15th Pokémon movie - Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice at selected cinemas throughout Australia and New Zealand on the weekend of Feb. 16 and 17, 2013. While last year's screening of White - Victini and Zekrom came off the heels of similar limited showings of the movie in the United States, this year it seems that Australia and New Zealand are the only territories airing the dub of this movie in theaters.
In Australia, it will be shown at Blacktown, Broadway, Carousel, Chadstone, Eastland, Erina, Frankston, Garden City, Greensborough, Highpoint, Penrith, Stafford, Tea Tree Plaza, Warringah Mall, Watergardens, and Woden. Tickets can be booked here.
In New Zealand, it will be shown at Hibiscus Coast, Octagon, Riccarton, Sylvia Park, Te Awa, and Wairau Park. Tickets can be booked here.
In addition, Banter Toys, the distributors for the Trading Card Game in Australia and New Zealand will be holding Trading Card demonstrations at selected screenings prior to the movie starting. These demonstrations will occur at the Blacktown, Woden, Eastland, Stafford, Tea Tree Plaza, Garden City, Wairau Park and Sylvia Park screenings.
The Pikachu Short that accompanied the movie in Japan, Meloetta's Dazzling Recital, is not included as part of the screening.
The movie is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 6th in Australia, and March 20th in New Zealand.
Update: Along with Feb. 16 and 17, the movies will be screened on Feb. 23 and 24 as well.
Pre-Screening Pokémon Trading Card Demonstrations
Banter Toys and Collectibles will be offering Pokémon Trading Card demonstrations 1 hour prior to the Pokémon screenings on the following dates and locations:
- New South Wales - Blacktown
- Australian Capital Territory – Woden
- Victoria – Eastlands
- Queensland – Stafford
- South Australia – Tea Tree Plaza
- Western Australia – Garden City
- Sat 16th Feb – All above locations
- Sun 17th Feb - All above locations
NEW ZEALAND – Locations & Dates
- Wairau Park - Sat 16th Feb
- Wairau Park - Sun 17th Feb
- Sylvia Park - Sat 23rd Feb
- Sylvia Park - Sun 24th Feb
The TCG demonstrations in New Zealand, which were arranged by 'PokeCollection' in co-ordination with Hoyts, will be hosted/headed by 'PokeCollection' himself, in association with Banter Toys. PokeCollection, Beyond, Banter, Tomy, Nintendo, Yarra Media and Hoyts will also be working together to deliver a number of promotions relating to the movie screening in the coming weeks, along with NZ-exclusive events to be announced soon.
Powered Up Pokémon Hoyts Competition
All guests purchasing their Pokémon movie tickets from hoyts.com.au can enter the draw to win 1 of 12 awesome Powered-up Pokémon Prize Packs worth $219 including the newest DVDs, trading cards and Nintendo games. Competition will run from Monday 21st January 2013 – Sunday 24th February 2013 (competition open only to Australian residents).