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Studio Ghibli Films At AMC Theatres

August 15th, 2023Studio Ghibli Films At AMC Theatres

There are plenty of international films one can watch at an AMC Theatre, and Studio Ghibli often brings the best of them. The studio is one of the most-known animation studios in the world of anime, and whenever a fan of anime is looking for a good movie to watch, Studio Ghibli is always there to give them what they want. As a movie studio that has been in the business for multiple decades, it has created some amazing movies for viewers to enjoy — some of which are celebrating big anniversaries this year, while others that just deserve your time.

If there are Studio Ghibli fans out there who want to see their favorite movie on the big screen, AMC Theatres, as well as Fathom Events, are having screenings at selected locations that will give them the chance to. Here are the Studio Ghibli movies and experiences that movie fans will be able to experience soon enough at AMC.

My Neighbor Totoro 35th Anniversary

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is celebrating its 35th anniversary at AMC Theatres. Originally released in 1988, the anime film details the story of the daughters of a professor who grow attached to the spirits that live in the woods that they frequent in Japan, including a spirit named Totoro.

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO opens Saturday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM local time


SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage

Experience the magic of SPIRITED AWAY in a way that fans have never seen before. SPIRITED AWAY: LIVE ON STAGE is being adapted into a stage musical full of amazing numbers, sets, and everything an anime fan could dream of. The production was filmed and will be shown in selected theatres for fans to enjoy.

SPIRITED AWAY: LIVE ON STAGE opens Sunday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 27th


Ponyo 15th Anniversary

Again directed by Hayao Miyazaki, PONYO is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It is the story of a goldfish who is rescued by a little boy when she is washed ashore. However, this goldfish has the dream to become a little girl – and when she is given that chance, and magic occurs, she now has to deal with the consequences.

PONYO opens Sunday, May 7th, Monday, May 8th, And Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM local time


Kiki’s Delivery Service

Another famous Studio Ghibli movie directed by Miyazaki, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE released in 1989 and follows the titular character, Kiki, as she learns to be a witch at a young age, traveling to a new town to earn her own way in life, and making friends along the way, where she makes bonds and runs into troubles that she never expected.

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE opens Sunday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 14th


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Based on the manga of the same name and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND follows the story of a young girl living in a world that is post-nuclear, meaning everything has been destroyed by nuclear warfare. As a princess of a tribe in the Valley of the Wind, she has to fight back against another tribe that wishes to use an old weapon in order to get rid of beasts in the forest near them so they can live peacefully, but using ancient weaponry will only bring chaos.

 NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND opens Sunday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 11th


Castle in the Sky

Once again helmed by Hayao Miyazaki, CASTLE IN THE SKY debuted in 1986, and is an essential fantasy/coming of age story. The movie details the journey of a boy and girl who are trying to keep a crystal safe and in their possession, struggling to prevent it from being stolen by their enemies. Meanwhile, this very crystal can lead to their greatest treasure — a legendary castle that sits upon the clouds.

CASTLE IN THE SKY opens Monday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 12th


Princess Mononoke

Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE was released in 1997 and is considered one of Studio Ghibli’s best known and most successful films. The movie tells the story of a prince who is stuck right in the middle of a conflict between the humans and the spirits that live within the forest. Humans consume the resources that are provided by the forest — and the gods of nature are not happy.

PRINCESS MONONOKE opens Saturday, August 5th through Wednesday, August 9th


Porco Rosso

Released in 1992 and again brought to us by Hayao Miyazaki, PORCO ROSSO follows the story of a former fighter pilot in World War I. Now, in a post-war world, he is working as a bounty hunter, chasing down evil people who also fly in the skies. After an unfortunate run-in with magic, however, he is turned into an anthropomorphic pig and is now known as Porco Rosso (otherwise known as Red Pig).

PORCO ROSSO opens Sunday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM local time


The Wind Rises 10th Anniversary

Some movie goers might remember this movie from not that long ago. THE WIND RISES released a decade ago in 2013, and was the last film directed by Hayao Miyazaki until the 2023 release of HOW DO YOU LIVE? The movie itself is a fictionalized version of Jiro Horikoshi’s story, a young man who dreamed of being a pilot but could never achieve it due to his vision, who pushes past that obstacle in order to create planes for the war.

THE WIND RISES opens Monday, August 21st and Wednesday, August 23rd


Howl’s Moving Castle

From Hayao Miyazaki once more, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is a fantasy film that is based on the novel of the same name, and follows the story of Sophie, a young woman who is suddenly turned into an older woman and cursed, but as she looks for help, she gets caught up in the world of Howl, a wizard who lives in a moving castle, and his own war against the king.

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE opens Saturday, September 23rd through Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. local time.


Spirited Away

Last but not least is SPIRITED AWAY. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 2001, the Studio Ghibli film tells the story of Chihiro, a young girl who is taken into a magical bathhouse that is filled to the brim with spirits. Now, through her own determination, she must find a way out to somehow get her parents back, who have been turned into pigs. It is the only anime film to have ever won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Picture.

SPIRITED AWAY opens Saturday, October 28th through Wednesday, November 1st


Whatever film movie goers end up choosing, it’ll be a great time for both children and adults if it’s Studio Ghibli. Be sure to check the listings at your local AMC Theatre for a chance to see any of these films.