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'Sword Art Online' Coming to Theaters for One-Night Only

Sword Art Online the Movie premieres in more than 500 select movie theaters for one night only.

The widely popular anime series Sword Art Online is set to make its U.S. cinematic debut with Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale for one night only thanks to Fathom Events. The upcoming film follows series regulars Kirito and Asuna in an all-new adventure where they explore “Ordinal Scale,” a new game that uses augmented reality technology.

In Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale- the game’s players find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur, and their worst nightmares coming true. As his fellow players find themselves in danger, Kirito, the hero, is called upon once again. Can he save his friends, or is this going to be game over for him?

“Fathom Events is proud to continue to bring the very best in anime to American cinemas with the debut of this title,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are pleased to partner again with ELEVEN ARTS and for the first time with Aniplex of America to offer this unique presentation to fans.”

Sword Art Online The Movie is the continuation of the Japanese animated TV series Sword Art Online. The anime is based on author Reki Kawahara’s light novels of the same name.

Tickets for Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- A Special Event are available now online at Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS, or at any participating theater box offices.

The one-night event comes to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. local time. It’s presented by Fathom Events, Aniplex of America Inc. and ELEVEN ARTS. In addition to the full-length, English subtitled feature, the Fathom event is also adding some exclusive content that is yet to be announced.

Source: Fathom Events

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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