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Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Fifteen years after its release, SPIRITED AWAY remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made – and it’s even better on the big screen! Enter a captivating world of witches, dragons and spirits, in a critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon. The film followed a ten year old girl who wanders away from her parents along a path that leads to a world ruled by strange and unusual monster-like animals, only to discover that they have been changed into pigs along with others inside a bathhouse full of these creatures.

“Artful but not arty, SPIRITED AWAY is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages.” (Time Magazine)
 
“Miyazaki’s luminescent, gorgeously realized world is relatively safe for children, but it also acknowledges blood, pain, dread, and death in ways that other animated films wouldn’t dare.” (AV Club)
 
“Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit.” (The Independent)
 

Thursday, March 23
Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:40 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Please note: The screening on Thursday, March 23 will feature the English dub.
*Minors welcome! Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki’s most beloved titles – the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY followed by the epic historical fantasy PRINCESS MONONOKE. Both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE will be screening in their original Japanese (with English subs). Minors welcome in the balcony to both shows; if there are minors in your party please ensure you purchase the correct “balcony” seating ticket option for either a single film or the double feature.

SPIRITED AWAY
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Single Film Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

PRINCESS MONONOKE
Movie 8:50 pm
Single Film Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a Miyazaki Monday and see both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE for one sweet price?
Double Bill Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

SPIRITED AWAY (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 DCP / 125 mins / PG) 10-year-old Chihiro is on another seemingly-boring trip with her parents. However, when they stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
 
PRINCESS MONONOKE (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 DCP / 134 mins PG) Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
 
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, based on the director’s own epic science fantasy fairytale adventure manga (1982-1994), is one of our… Continue Reading

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) is one of their most popular titles. The film follows the story of 13-year-old Kiki, who moves to a… Continue Reading

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Join us at the Rio Theatre for another classic Studio Ghibli title on Saturday, July 2. Director Hayao Miyazaki‘s  sixth film, Porco Rosso (known in Japan as “Crimson Pig”) is an endearing comedy set against the backdrop of Italy duwing World War 1, and follows the adventures of a fighter ace living as a freelance… Continue Reading

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004) is one of the famed director’s most beloved, a spectacularly visual and highly imaginative feast for the eyes (and… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Princess Mononoke

Join us for additional screenings of MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS, SPIRITED AWAY, and PRINCESS MONONOKE on Sunday, June 14. These films will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles. MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 3:30 / Movie 4:00 SPIRITED AWAY Doors 5:45 / Movie 6:15 PRINCESS MONONOKE –>Advance tickets available HERE Doors 8:30… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Spirited Away

Join us for additional screenings of MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS, SPIRITED AWAY, and PRINCESS MONONOKE on Sunday, June 14. These films will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles. MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 3:30 / Movie 4:00 SPIRITED AWAY Doors –> Advance tickets available HERE 5:45 / Movie 6:15 PRINCESS MONONOKE Doors… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Nights: SPIRITED AWAY

Studio Ghibli Nights: SPIRITED AWAY

Join us for another night celebrating classics from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, featuring Isao Takahata’s MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY. Both films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles. Thursday, June 11 MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 5:30 / Movie 6:30 SPIRITED AWAY Movie 8:45 Single ticket $10 in advance / $12… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Night: Princess Mononoke

Since our Wednesday, May 6 double bill featuring Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) and Isao Takahata’s hauntingly beautiful GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988) almost *sold out,* we decided to add more screenings of these two titles on Sunday, May 10. Even better: We’re bringing PRINCESS MONONOKE back, too. All films will be screened… Continue Reading

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s “breakthrough” film  MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) is one of their most popular. This heartwarming and sentimental tale about sisters Satsuki and Mei encountering a mythical forest… Continue Reading

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