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Kansai Cinema Listings

UMEDA

SANBANGAI CINEMA

(North of Hankyu INGS ) Tel: 06-6374-0661
http://www.toho.co.jp
Wed. for women ¥1,000, Fri. morning ¥1,300

SHOOTER
APOCALYPTO
DIE HARD 4
SPIDER-MAN 3

NAVIO TOHOPLEX

(HEP NAVIO 7~9F) Tel: 06-6316-1312
Wed for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300.
first of every month ¥1,000.
http://www.toho.co.jp

SPIDER-MAN 3
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT WORLD’S END
DIE HARD 4
THE PRESTIGE

UMEDA PICCADILLY

(Above Izumi-no Hiroba)
Tel: 06-6315-1414
Wed for women ¥1,000

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT WORLD’S END
THE SHOOTER
HARRY POTTER AND THE
ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
From July 20

UMEDA BURG7

(South from Hansin Dep. Store, E-MA Build. 7~13F)
06-4795-7602
Wed for women ¥1,000, after 21:00 ¥1,200,
except Sat every first of the month ¥1,000

SPIDER-MAN 3
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
THE SHOOTER
300
DIE HARD 4
SHREK THE THIRD
HARRY POTTER AND THE
ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
From Jul 20
RATATOUILLE From Jul 28

UMEDA GARDEN CINEMA

Umeda Sky Build. Tower East 4F

ROSTROPOVICH
THE BRIDGE
INLAND EMPIRE
From Jul 21
UP FOR GRABS From Jul 28

CINE LIEBRE UMEDA

(Umeda Sky Build. Tower East 3F)
Tel: 06-6440-5930
Wed for women ¥1,000, first of the month ¥1,000

SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY From Jun 9

THEATER UMEDA

(Umeda Loft B1F) 06-6359-1080
on Wed for women ¥1,000, on Tue for men ¥1,000,
first of the month ¥1,000.

FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS
GREYFRIAR’S BOBBY
THE FOUNTAIN
From Jul 14
WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI Mid Jul

MINAMI

CINE POP

(1-2-3 Sennichimae 2-11-5 Shikishima Build.)
Tel: 06-6641-3719
Wed for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300,
first of the month ¥1,000

SMOKIN’ ACES
SPIDER-MAN 3
APOCALYPTO
DIE HARD 4
FREEDOM RIDERS
From Jul 21

TOHO CINEMAS NAMBA

(8F, 3-8-9, Chuo-ku, Osaka) Tel: 06-6647-5705
Wed for women ¥1,000
www.tohotheater.jp/theater/namba

THE SHOOTER
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
THE PRESTIGE
APOCALYPTO
ZODIAC
SHREK THE THIRD
DIE HARD 4
300
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
From Jul 20
GHOST HOUSE From Jul 21
RATATOUILLE From Jul 28

NAMBA PARKS CINEMA

Inside Namba Park 6F, 8F, 9F
Tel: 06-6643-3215.
Wed for women ¥1,000. All movies after 8pm ¥1,200

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
THE PRESTIGE • ZODIAC
DIE HARD 4
SHREK THE THIRD
TAKE THE LEAD
From Jul 14
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX From Jul 20
RATATOUILLE From July 28


KYOTO

MOVIX KYOTO

(Nakagyo-ku, Shinkyogoku, Sanjyo-sagaru, Sakuranomachi 400banchi) Tel: 075(254)3215
Wed for women ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1,000.
http://www.movix.jp

THE PRESTIGE
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
300
ZODIAC
DIE HARD 4
SHREK THE THIRD
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
From Jul 20
RATATOUILLE From July 28

KYOTO CINEMA

(Cocon Torimaru Bldg. 3F, Shijo-Kudaru, Torimaru-dori.)
Tel: 075(353)4723
Wed. for women: ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1000

SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY


KOBE

OS CINE MINT KOBE

(Inside MINT Kobe 9-12F)
Tel: 078-291-5330
Tue. for women ¥1,000, Fri. first show ¥1,300 every first of the month ¥1,000

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
THE SHOOTER
SHREK THE THIRD
DIE HARD 4
HOLLYWOODLAND
From Jul 7
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX From Jul 20
RATATOUILLE From Jul 28

KOBE KOKUSAI SHOCHIKU

(Chuo-ku, Goko-dori 8-1-6 Kobe Kokusai Kaikan, 11F)
Tel: 078-230-3580
Tue for women ¥1,000, first of the month ¥1,000.
www.shochiku.co.jp/cinema/theaters

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT THE WORLD’S END
ZODIAC
SHREK THE THIRD
300
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

From Jul 20

CINE MOSAIC

(Harborland Mosaic 3f) TEL: 078-360-7000
Tue for women ¥1,000, Fri first show ¥1,300

SPIDER-MAN 3
THE SHOOTER
THE PRESTIGE
DIE HARD 4
VOLVER
RATATOUILLE
From Jul 28

CINELIVRE KOBE

(Chou-ku, Namihana-cho 59) Tel: 078-334-2126
Tue for women ¥1,000, every first of the month ¥1,000.
http://www.nikkatsu.com

THE QUEEN
SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY
GREYFRIAR’S BOBBY
THE MAGIC FLUTE
From Jul 7
TAKE THE LEAD From Jul 14


 

**NOTE
Films and show times are subject to change without notice. Call in advance to check and verify times.

Compiled by Maki Nibayashi

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It’s a sign of progress, maybe, that local horror favorite Ju-on can become a key plot point in the fourth outing in the Scary Movie spoof series. It’s not just Japanese horror – and anime – anymore, either; not since the days of Kurosawa and Ozu has Japanese cinema as a whole received as much attention on the international stage.

And there’s plenty to see: viewers mourning the end of The Sopranos TV series, for example, may do well with Minami no Teio (“The Emperor of the South”), which follows bristly, Brylcreemed antihero Genjiro (Riki Takeuchi) as he dispenses yakuza-style street justice (well, shakes down people for money, anyway) in the streets of Osaka. For comedy, on the other hand, there’s perennial favorite Toshiyuki Nishida, last seen in this summer’s monster mash Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, but better known as the Tsuri Baka Nisshi (“Diary of a Fishing-Obsessed Man”) comedy series’ warm-hearted salaryman Hama-chan.

Looking for more? A good starting point is the hefty A Hundred Years of Japanese Film, by culture autho- rities Donald Richie and Paul Schrader. Covering everything from Takeshi Kitano (on the cover) to the very beginnings of Japanese film, the book is a must for film buffs.