Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest, the yearlong celebration of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated classics that I reported on here, went on sale April 28. Whether you’re a completist or have never seen any of these anime masterpieces, or you’re just having trouble deciding, there’s a “series pass” option that will let you see them all for $60.
Through either Cinemark or Regal Entertainment Group, though, there’s more to the series passes than just the movies: Cinemark Connections members can unlock an exclusive poster reward with a series pass purchase, and Regal is offering the first 5,000 pass purchasers an exclusive, mounted and decommissioned film cell from the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away.
Studio Ghibli Fest showings, through a partnership with the distributors Fathom Events and GKIDS, will be available in both subtitled (Japanese audio) and English dubbed versions. The lineup:
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988): June 25, 26
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989): July 23, 24
- Castle in the Sky (1986): Aug. 27, 28, 30
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984): Sept. 24, 25, 27
- Spirited Away (2001): Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 1
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004): Nov. 26, 27, 29
(Note: All Sunday presentations will be dubbed and shown at 12:55 p.m. local time, while Monday showings will be subtitled and shown at 7 p.m. local time.)
UPDATE: Wednesday screenings have been added for Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. They will take place at 7 p.m. local time and feature the English dubs.