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GKIDS and Fathom Events Announce ' Studio Ghibli Fest 2018'

Last year, GKIDS Films and Fathom Events teamed up for  Studio Ghibli Fest, bringing classic films from the one and only Studio Ghibli back to cinemas across the United States. It's now been revealed that the event will return in 2018- and is set to be bigger than ever.

Last year, the festival was dedicated specifically to the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Ghibli Fest 2018 will feature nine films, and will be a mix of Miyazaki films and those of other Ghibli directors. It will include several milestone screenings- Ponyo is celebrating its 10th anniversary, while My Neighbor Totoro and Grave Of Fireflies both celebrate their 30th anniversaries this year. It's also promised that there will be "very special surprises for Fathom Events attendees only". We don't know yet what these may be, but previous event screenings have been accompanied by short films, interviews and music videos.

The event will span over 700 locations nationwide. Weekday showings begin at 7.00 PM and Sunday Showings at 12.55 PM (local times). Find out location details at the event page. Here's the full line up of films:

• Ponyo 10th Anniversary Screening: March 25, 26, 28

• The Cat Returns April 22,23, 25

• Porco Rosso May 20, 21, 23

• Pom Poko June 17, 18, 20

• Princess Mononoke July 22, 23, 25

• Grave Of Fireflies August 30th Anniversary Screening 12, 13, 15

• My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary Screening September 30, October 1, October 3

• Spirited Away October 28, 29, 31

• Castle In The Sky November 18, 19, 21

The screening series will be preceded by another chance to see Mary And The Witch's Flower (from ex-Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi) on February 24 and 26.