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‘Inu-Oh’ Gets U.S. Theatrical Release Date

Here’s a full list of all theaters where Masaaki Yuasa’s revisionist history rock opera is scheduled to play this August.

After debuting in Japanese theaters this past May 28, Inu-Oh, the new revisionist history rock opera from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa, will hit the U.S. next month - GKIDS is now set to release the film in U.S. theaters nationwide on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Yuasa - whose previous credits include the experimental animated feature Mind Game and the animated romantic comedy The Night is Short, Walk on Girl - took Inu-Oh to the Venice International Film Festival last September for its world premiere. The film then had its North American premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Set in the 14th century, Inu-Oh follows the alchemic pairing of the title character - a dancer born with unique characteristics - and Tomona, a blind musician. Per GKIDS, here’s the full breakdown of its art-inspired story:

“Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.”

Character creation for Inu-Oh was overseen by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong the Animation). The film’s vocal performances - which enhance its glam rock-filled ode to the power of music - were delivered by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama. Animation for Inu-Oh was handled by Japanese production company Science SARU INC., in partnership with the Japanese production, distribution, and sales company Asmik Ace, Inc.

Here’s a full list of the theaters and markets where Inu-Oh will make its theatrical debut:

Birmingham, AL

AMC Patton Creek 15 with IMAX

Chandler, AZ

Chandler Fashion Center 20

Gilbert, AZ

Santan Village 16

Glendale, AZ

AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Goodyear, AZ

Estrella Falls 16

Mesa, AZ

AMC Mesa Grande 14 with Dolby

Peoria, AZ

Arrowhead Fountains 18

Phoenix, AZ

AMC Ahwatukee 24

AMC Arizona Center 24

AMC Deer Valley 17 with IMAX, Dolby

Tempe, AZ

Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX

Tempe Marketplace 16

Arcadia, CA

AMC Santa Anita 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Burbank, CA

AMC Burbank 16 with IMAX, Dolby, Prime

Cerritos, CA

Cerritos 16

Chino Hills, CA

Chino Hills 18

City of Industry, CA

AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Covina, CA

AMC Covina 17 with IMAX

Fullerton, CA

AMC DINE-IN Fullerton 20

Los Angeles, CA

Laemmle Royal

Monterey Park, CA

AMC Atlantic Times Square 14

Moreno Valley, CA

Moreno Valley 16

North Hollywood, CA

Laemmle's NoHo 7

Norwalk, CA

AMC Norwalk 20 with IMAX, Dolby

*NEW* Ontario, CA

AMC DINE-IN Ontario Mills 30 with Dolby

Orange, CA

AMC Orange 30 with IMAX, Dolby

Redlands, CA

Mountain Grove 16

Riverside, CA

AMC Tyler 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Thousand Oaks, CA

AMC DINE-IN Thousand Oaks 14 with


Torrance, CA

AMC Del Amo 18 with IMAX, Dolby

AMC Rolling Hills 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Tustin, CA

AMC Tustin 14 with Dolby, Prime

Universal City, CA

AMC Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX

Manteca, CA

AMC Manteca 16

Chula Vista, CA

AMC Otay Ranch 12

La Jolla, CA


National City, CA

AMC Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX, Dolby

San Diego, CA

AMC Mission Valley 20 with IMAX, Dolby

AMC Palm Promenade 14 with IMAX

Emeryville, CA

AMC Bay Street 16 with IMAX, Dolby

San Francisco, CA

The Roxie

AMC Metreon 16 with IMAX, Dolby

San Jose, CA

AMC East Ridge Mall 15 with IMAX, Dolby

Santa Clara, CA

AMC Mercado 20 with IMAX, Dolby, Prime

Fort Collins, CO

The Lyric

Highlands Ranch, CO

AMC Highlands Ranch 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Westminster, CO

AMC Westminster 24 with IMAX, Dolby,


Danbury, CT

AMC Danbury 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Jacksonville, FL

AMC Regency 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Orange Park, FL

AMC Orange Park 24 with IMAX, Dolby

South Miami, FL

AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Altamonte Springs, FL

AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX, Dolby

Orlando, FL

AMC DINE-IN Disney Springs 24 with Dolby

Brandon, FL

AMC Regency 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Oldsmar, FL

AMC Woodland Square 20 with IMAX,


Atlanta, GA

The Plaza

Kennesaw, GA

AMC Barrett Commons 14 with IMAX

Lawrenceville, GA

AMC Colonial 18

AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 with Dolby

Iowa City, IA


Chicago, IL

AMC River East 21 with Dolby

Naperville, IL

AMC Naperville 16 with IMAX, Dolby

South Barrington, IL

AMC Barrington 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Schererville, IN

AMC Schererville 16 with IMAX

Indianapolis, IN

AMC Indianapolis 17 with IMAX, Dolby

Leawood, KS

AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Olathe, KS

AMC DINE-IN Studio 28 KC with IMAX, Dolby

Newport, KY

AMC Newport On The Levee 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Harahan, LA

AMC Elmwood 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Boston, MA

AMC Boston Common 19 with IMAX, Dolby

Methuen, MA

AMC Methuen 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Baltimore, MD

AMC White Marsh 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Columbia, MD

AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX, Dolby

Livonia, MI

AMC Livonia 19 with IMAX

Sterling Heights, MI

AMC Forum 30 with IMAX, Dolby

Coon Rapids, MN

AMC Coon Rapids 16

Eden Prairie, MN

AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX,


Edina, MN

AMC Southdale Center 16 with IMAX,


Kansas City, MO

Armour Theatre (Screenland Armour)

AMC Barrywoods 24 with IMAX, Dolby,


Charlotte, NC

AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Concord, NC

AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Greenville, NC

AMC Fire Tower 12

Durham, NC

AMC DINE-IN Southpoint 17 with IMAX,


Fayetteville, NC

AMC Fayetteville 14 with IMAX

Clifton, NJ

AMC Clifton Commons 16 with IMAX,


Edison, NJ

AMC DINE-IN Menlo Park 12

Elizabeth, NJ

AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX, Dolby

Freehold, NJ

AMC Freehold 14

New Brunswick, NJ

AMC New Brunswick 18 with IMAX, Dolby

Paramus, NJ

AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Rockaway, NJ

AMC Rockaway Plaza 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Cherry Hill, NJ

AMC Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Las Vegas, NV

AMC Town Square 18 with IMAX, Dolby

*NEW* New York, NY

AMC 34th Street with IMAX, Dolby

AMC Empire 25 with IMAX, Dolby, Prime

AMC Kips Bay 15 with IMAX

Union Square Stadium 14

Essex 14 & RPX

Mentor, OH

Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16

Columbus, OH

Gateway Film Center

AMC DINE-IN Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX, Dolby, Prime

Oklahoma City, OK

AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Bensalem, PA

AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Center Valley, PA

AMC Center Valley 16 with IMAX

Pittsburgh, PA

Row House Cinema

West Homestead, PA

AMC Waterfront 22 with IMAX, Dolby

Chattanooga, TN

AMC Chattanooga 18

Franklin, TN

AMC DINE-IN Thoroughbred 20 IMAX, Dolby

Murfreesboro, TN

AMC CLASSIC Murfreesboro 16

Arlington, TX

AMC Parks at Arlington 18 with IMAX, Dolby

Mesquite, TX

AMC DINE-IN Mesquite 30 with IMAX, Dolby

Edinburg, TX

AMC Edinburg 18 with IMAX, Dolby

Houston, TX

AMC Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX, Dolby

AMC Willowbrook 24 with IMAX, Dolby

Sugar Land, TX

AMC First Colony 24 w IMAX, Dolby, Prime

Virginia Beach, VA

AMC Lynnhaven 18 with IMAX, Dolby

Alexandria, VA

AMC Hoffman 22 with IMAX, Dolby

McLean, VA

AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX, Dolby

Seattle, WA

AMC Pacific Place 11

Tukwila, WA

AMC Southcenter 16 with IMAX, Dolby

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