Fathom Events: 'Sword Art Online' coming to U.S. movie theaters on March 9

Source: Fathom  Events Press Release 

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The popular anime series "Sword Art Online" is set to make its U.S. cinematic premiere with the English subtitled, "Sword Art Online The Movie-Ordinal Scale-A Special Event." This one-night event comes to the movie theaters on March 9 at 8 p.m. local time from Fathom Events, Aniplex of America Inc. and ELEVEN ARTS. In addition to the full-length feature, Fathom Events will include exclusive content to be announced soon.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com and www.elevenarts.net/sao or at participating theater box offices. More than 500 select theaters will be screening the movie.

The animated TV series "Sword Art Online" is based on author Reki Kawahara's light novel of the same name. The first volume was published in April 2009 and the series has sold more than 12.5 million copies in Japan and 19 million worldwide. It has spawned two TV anime adaptations, video games, comic books, and merchandise.

After the Fathom premiere event, "Sword Art Online The Movie-Ordinal Scale" will then kick off its wide theatrical release.