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