“Pokemon: The First Movie” will be returning to the big screen for two days at over 200 Cinemark theaters around the United States. The film’s return will be extremely limited, screening only on Saturday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 1.
“Pokemon: The First Movie” was the aptly titled first film in the “Pokemon” film series, based off the video game series of the same name. The film pits protagonists Ash, Misty, Brock and Ash’s companion Pokemon, Pikachu, against the vengeful psychic Pokemon Mewtwo.
Mewtwo, a clone of an exceedingly rare Pokemon, is developed by the insidious Team Rocket as a weapon. Once it discovers the organization’s plan to use it as a weapon, Mewtwo escapes its prison to plot revenge against its creators.
The film debuted in theaters in 1998 during the height of the first Pokemon craze. It was reviewed negatively by critics, but found financial success at the box office where it grossed more than $163 million worldwide.
The film’s return to theaters will include a screening of “Pikachu’s Vacation,” a short featurette in which friends and foes alike come together to aid a Pokemon in need.
Tickets for “Pokemon: The First Movie” are currently available for pre-order at $5 per ticket and will screen at participating Cinemark theaters.
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