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GKIDS Announces Studio Ghibli Fest 2023


Watching movies at home is all well and good but there's still nothing quite like watching them on the big screen. Studio Ghibli Fest has for the past several years allowed American audiences the chance to see Ghibli films in cinemas. GKIDS Films and Fathom Events have announced that Ghibli Fest is back for 2023 and bigger than ever.

This year the screening series will feature all 10 of the Ghibli Films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the first-ever North American screenings of Spirited Away Live On Stage. Several of the films mark significant anniversaries- with My Neighbor Totoro celebrating its 35th anniversary, Ponyo its 15th and The Wind Rises its 10th. GKIDS itself is celebrating its 15th Anniversary.

Spirited Away Live On Stage will feature two separate performances filmed during the play's successful run in Tokyo last year.

This year there are more screenings than ever to meet fan demand. The films will screen both in dubbed and original language subtitled formats (the stage play is subtitled only). The films will be accompanied by exclusive selections from the 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki documentary series.

"We’re excited to partner with GKIDS and honor Hayao Miyazaki this year by bringing his collective body of work to the big screen" said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. "He has always been a leader, visionary and inspiration to fans and critics alike and we know this series, including the debut of SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage will be well received by fans across the country."

"We are thrilled to return to theaters with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023, in continued partnership with Fathom Events,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. "Over the past years, it has been incredible to experience the studio’s films on the big screen with fans, and this year’s focus on director and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki will celebrate the incredible films one of cinema’s greatest talents."

Tickets are available from the Ghibli Fest or Fathom Events websites or via participating box-offices.

My Neighbor Totoro 35th Anniversary

  •   Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •   Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  •   Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  •  Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •  Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage

*All performances in Japanese with English Subtitles

  •  Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 PM (with Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro)
  •  Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM (with Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro)

Ponyo 15th Anniversary

  •  Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •  Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles
Kiki’s Delivery Service
  •  Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  •  Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind

  •  Sunday, July 9 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
 

Castle in the Sky

  • Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  •  Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Princess Mononoke

  •  Saturday, August 5 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •  Sunday, August 6 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed
  •  Monday, August 7 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  •  Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •  Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed) 

Porco Rosso

  • Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

The Wind Rises 10th Anniversary 

  • Monday, August 21 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Saturday, September 23 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, September 24 at 4:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles) and 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Monday, September 25 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

 

Spirited Away

  •  Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed) 
  • Monday, October 30 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  •  Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)