Ever since Fathom Events and GKids had started to announce their partnership to bring the many beloved titles from the world-renown animation studio, Studio Ghibli, We here at BSCKids have been excited. The upcoming Studio Ghibli Fest is one of the coolest things to happen in theaters in a long time!
Okay, in truth it has been a lot more than simply excitement. Mostly on my part, to be even more specific. But what can I say, I am a strong believer and the notion that anime is made of dreams. And there is something that makes you feel warm inside and like anything can really be possible when you find yourselves absorbed into the world that is anime.
As you might recall a post made around mid April, this collaborative effort between the two companies is far from over. As the two had announced an upcoming event known as The Studio Ghibli Fes 2017. As part of this fest, both GKids and Fathom Events are being even more anime films to North American silver screens. From “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and other fantastic films.
Each month from June till November a different film from the mastermind Hayao Miyazaki will dash across the big screen.
More details of the screening dates below.
- “My Neighbor Totoro” – Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26
- “Kiki’s Delivery Service” – Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24
- “Castle In The Sky” – Sunday, August 27 and Monday, August 28
- “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” – Sunday, September 24 and Monday, September 25
- “Spirited Away” – Sunday, October 29 and Monday, October 30
- “Howl’s Moving Castle” – Sunday, November 26 and Monday, November 27
(It is also worth noting that all Sunday screenings will be dubbed (English audio) and screened at 12:55pm local standard time. And Monday the showings will be subbed (Japanese audio, English subtitles) running at 7:00pm local time. (This way you can plan according to what version your preference is. And prevent accidently getting tickets for the other version of the showing… might have happened to me relatively recently….he-he).)
As of now the theatre locations and tickets for the films are now live for order on fathdomevents.com, gkidstickets.com or participating theatre box offices. But before you make that final purchase, there is another option to be had.
Select theatres slated to be screening the films have given fans the addition series pass option. Cinemark is offering series passes for $60, and as a limited time offering Cinemark Connections members can unlock as exclusive poster reward. Said Cinemark passes can be found over at https://cinemark.com/Ghibli.
In addition, Regal Entertainment Group is also offering their own series passed for the Studio Ghibli Fest. Also priced for $60, they offered an executive for fans. The first 5,000 series passes purchases will receive an exclusives, mounted decommissioned “Spirited Away” film cell. Passes from them are up on www.regmovies.com/Studio-Ghibli-Fest-2017
So if you are planning on attending all if not a majority of the showings, it is really nice to have that series pass option available.
Join the conversation: Are you excited for the Studio Ghibli Fest? How many showings are you planning on attending, and is your preference that of dubbed or subbed?