No Longer a Sleepy Town.

My Town.

Akishima (昭島市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on May 1 1954. Wikipedia says:

The name of the city consists of one character from each of its predecessors. Akishima is the result of the merger of the town of Showa (昭和) and the village of Haijima (拝島 Shōwa). The first character contributes the “Aki” to the name, and it’s the first character from Showa.

What’s missing from the entry is this, “Akishima is boring. The residents are bored. Even people who live in the hills of Oume find Akishima boring.” Well, that is all about to change.

2429 Seats. 12 Screens.

Movix (Cineplex) has landed!

Movix Signage

Movix Akishima is equipped with:

  • Original buffer boards – I have no idea what these are, but they are “original”, so they must be cool.
  • Some other original feature dealing with the screens.
  • Each building has some sort of Digital Sound System (SRD,SRD-EX,dts).
  • Reservations via the net.
  • A large concession stand.
  • Barrier-Free.

Kichijoji, eat your heart out! Tachikawa, you need to up your game. *Pauses* What if Movix only shows anime and kid centric movies? Please, God, don’t let that be the case.

2 Comments so far

  1. Johan (unregistered) on March 14th, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

    Akishima?? Man, you really live in the boondocks!! ;-) But the movie theater looks nice. I tried to look for “buffer boards” on the homepage, but could find nothing that sounded like that?


  2. D.L.A. (unregistered) on March 14th, 2006 @ 11:56 pm

    Though the link works, the content on that page has changed. This is probably due to opening day being right around the corner.



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