Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is Coming To A Theater This Weekend

For the first time since 2006, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Chilren will be screen in an actual theater this Sunday.

The epic film, which continued Cloud's story and his rebellious buddies after they defeated Sephiroth, will be shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Sunday at 8 p.m. PT. Some of the original cast and crew will be there as well—Quinton Flynn (Reno), Steve Staley (Kadaj), Beau Billingslea (Barrett), and Seth Thompson (environment lead).

Advent Children has only been shown in U.S. theaters once before, when it came out in April 2006.

What's unusual about this showing is that Advent Children has only been shown in U.S. theaters once before—when it first came out, in April of 2006, also at a theater in Los Angeles. Most people could only watch Advent Children online or via DVD. (It was also released as a PSP movie—remember those?)

Dan Svec, who's behind the project for the festival, told

Kotaku

in an email that it took seven months of bugging Square Enix and Sony to make it happen.

"I am a massive fan of Final Fantasy VII, but as a programmer for the festival, I don't let my personal appreciations affect my judgement in recruiting/reviewing films," he said. "But after spending months of watching films, Final Fantasy: Advent Children kept coming up and a focal point. I looked past the film FOUR separate times because I wanted to convince myself that I wasn't being objective, but I couldn't escape the fact that this film is DAMN good! Ten years ago, it was ahead of its time, even now when you watch it, you can't help but be amazed of the level of talent that was put into making it."

The movie is definitely worth watching in theaters. I hope they release the Final Fantasy XV feature film in theaters as well.

So would you like to watch Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in theaters?

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