Howl’s Moving Castle

The two lived there.

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 soul!). The film follows the story of Sophy, young woman with confidence issues who is cursed with an older body by a spiteful witch. Sophy’s only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

The English dubbed version features the voices of Jean Simmons, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal.

“A richly inventive and enchanting delight.” (The New Yorker)

“Palaces and shimmering lakes, warplanes and fire sprites all come to life at the breath of Miyazaki’s graphic genius.(Time Magazine)

“A floatingly delightful fairytale with its heart set on repealing the law of gravity.” (The Guardian)

Saturday, August 6 English Dub
Doors 12:30 pm | Film 1:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Family Friendly & Kids Pricing in Effect!

Adults bringing children get in for $8. All kids tickets are $5!

Advance ticket info HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE “Hauru no ugoku shiro” (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004 / DCP / 119 mins, PG / English subs) | When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
  • Budget
    $24,000,000.00
  • Revenue
    $236,049,757.00
  • IMDB

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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