Square Enix has announced that invitation-only screenings of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will reach major Japanese cities next month. Only members of Square Enix's Shinra Company fan club will receive invitations, and there will be random drawings for seats if too many members wish to attend. Shinra Company is no longer accepting new members.
The first showing will be on September 8th at Virgin Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills, which also hosted Square Enix's 2003 debut presentation of Final Fantasy XII. Nagoya's Toho Cinemas Nagoya Bay City and Kyoto's Toho Cinemas Nijou, as well as Virgin Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills, will show the movie once a day from Septemebr 10th to 16th at 6:30 PM.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is slated for DVD and UMD release in Japan on September 14th. Both versions of the movie will reach North America a day earlier, due to time-zone differences. A limited-edition DVD version is also expected in Japan.