The “Columbus” movie’s local premiere will be Sept. 1 at YES Cinema, Fourth and Jackson streets downtown. It will open nationally in New York and Los Angeles Aug. 4.

Randy Allman of the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Center, which operates YES, confirmed the dates late Thursday with the facility’s New York booker, Michael Tuckman.

Some distribution was scheduled ahead of the Sundance Institute and Kickstarter $150,000 online fundraising campaign, Tuckman said.

Allman said preliminary plans for the local premiere call for the film’s director, who goes by the name of Kogonada, to attend the first local showing.

He also said the movie would play simultaneously in both YES theaters for at least the first week, and in heavier-than-normal showings at one of the YES theaters for about a month.

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