Original Godzilla Stomping Back Into Theaters

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One of the most hotly anticipated movies this year is of course Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla, which destroys the big screen in May. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the upcoming reboot of the incredibly popular monster series marks only the second time that Godzilla has been introduced to American audiences, following Roland Emmerich’s lackluster 1998 effort.

It was in 1954 that the ‘King of the Monsters’ was born, in the form of the Ishiro Honda-directed Gojira (aka Godzilla). In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Godzilla’s birth, and the impending American remake, Rialto Pictures has just announced they they’ll be bringing the original film back to the big screen this year. And when I say original film, I mean the uncut Japanese release, not the edited 1956 Americanized version, which featured newly shot scenes.

Though more cities and dates will soon be announced, check out the roster of theatrical listings thus far, courtesy of The Good, The Bad, And Godzilla!


March 11: AUSTIN, TX • Alamo Ritz 1 (SXSW Film Festival)

April 18 – 24: NEW YORK, NY • Film Forum

April 25 – May 1: SANTA FE, NM • Jean Cocteau Cinema

May 2 – 5: PORTLAND, OR • Hollywood Theatre

May 2 – 8: SEATTLE, WA • SIFF Cinema Uptown

May 13 – 14: ALAMEDA, CA • Alameda Theater & Cineplex

May 23 – 26 HOUSTON, TX • The Museum of Fine Arts

May 28: LEXINGTON, KY • Kentucky Theatre

July 17: COLUMBUS, OH • Wexner Center for the Arts

Rialto is currently accepting bookings of the film, so be sure to contact your local theaters and demand they carry it. Godzilla’s reign of terror will only expand across the country if you show your theater that you want him to make a pit stop in your town, so don’t underestimate the power of your voice!

In the meantime, check out the trailer for the upcoming Godzilla remake, which is set for release on May 16th!