Sony Starts Small for Attack the Block Theatrical Release

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We, like many of you, woke up today and immediately went looking for theatres showing Attack the Block. The good news? We found the listings. The bad? It’s only playing at eight theatres across the U.S. (and Canada) with the possibility of going wider. Le sigh.

Synopsis: Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And weapon-wielding teenage thugs into heroes. Think ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 only with monsters and a tower block. Or LA HAINE crossed with ALIENS. It’s inner city versus outer space.

Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she’s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory.

While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors falls. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade, and nothing will stand in their way. THE ESTATE IS ABOUT TO BECOME A BATTLEGROUND. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block’s, only hope.

Below you’ll find the listings of where the flick is playing. Hopefully you’ll be one of the lucky ones to catch it.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

Arclight Hollywood
6360 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Regal Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway
(between 13th St & 14th St)
New York, NY 10003

AMC Loews Metreon 16
101 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Meridian 16 Cinemas
1501 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

AMC 24 Yonge & Dundas
10 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON M5B 2G4

Be sure to read our Attack the Block review, and for more check out the Attack the Block (US) Facebook page and the Attack the Block website.

Sony Starts Small for Attack the Block Theatrical Release

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