18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Monday, 17 March 2014 07:52
Reel Asian Nights at The Royal: The Raid & Journey To The West


Get ready for our upcoming April monthly screenings at The Royal! Reel Asian presents an exhilarating line-up to audiences this month including the rare 35mm print of The Raid and Stephen Chow's epic remake of Journey to the West.

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Adults: $10 (matinees/late nights $8)
Students/Seniors: $8 (matinees/late nights $6)
Children (under 14): $5


Tue April 8, 7:00pm
Wed April 9, 7:00pm
Sun April 13, 4:00pm 

Venue: The Royal Cinema (608 College St)

With the recent release of the sequel, here is your chance to see the original The Raid: Redemption in rare 35mm print on the big screen! This breakout Indonesian martial arts thriller generated incredible buzz when it was first released, with fans and critics alike praising the film as one of the best in its genre. As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every every killer, gangster, and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.

Winner of the 2011 TIFF Midnight Madness Audience Choice Award



Wed April 16, 7:00pm
Fri April 18, 7:00pm
Sun April 20, 2:00pm

Venue: The Royal Cinema (608 College St)


Stephen Chow of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer fame directs this loose, loopy adaptation of the 16th-century Chinese novel of the same name. Journey To The West follows the antics of a devout yet goofy Buddhist monk named Xuan Zang, whose master has instructed him to vanquish demons by singing lullabies to them. This, his master explains, will bring out the good within them. On the other hand, there's the beautiful and skilled Miss Duan, a fellow demon hunter, who prefers to conquer the demons with her Infinite Flying Ring. Miss Duan falls in love with Xuan, but he's more interested in battling the Pig Demon. When their attempts at defeating the Pig Demon are unsuccessful, they embark upon a quest to find the Monkey King, whose been trapped for 500 years, the only one who knows the way to defeat the Pig Demon. Along the way, while Xuan tries to fight off Miss Duan's romantic overtures, the two must fight more demons as well as rival demon hunters.