Anime classic ‘Spirited Away’ screens for 15th anniversary in Moosic and Stroudsburg Dec. 4-5
From a press release:
Enter an enchanted world of witches, dragons, and spirits in “Spirited Away,” director Hayao Miyazaki’s critically acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon, cementing Studio Ghibli’s legacy as one of the foremost animation studios in the world. “Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary” will celebrate the anniversary of the Academy Award-winning animated film and the legendary Studio Ghibli with a special theatrical event.
Fathom Events, in partnership with GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, is set to bring this event to U.S. movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon (dubbed in English) and Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. (English language subtitles). Following the full-length feature, attendees will see an exclusive short film, “Ghiblies: Episode 2,” never before released in North America.
Tickets for “Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic) and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
“Spirited Away” follows 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) on another seemingly boring trip with her parents. However, when they stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons, and a witch who never wants to see her leave. Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
“Spirited Away” is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest animated films of all times, earning a “Best Animated Feature” Academy Award for Hayao Miyazaki and unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike.
“We are excited to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ to cinemas for its 15th Anniversary,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This Academy Award-winning film still resonates as a true animation masterpiece and will be a joy to experience on the big screen.”
Hot Topic will be the official retail partner of the “Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary” event; fans can shop from their selection of “Spirited Away” products in store or online at hottopic.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled eight “Best Animated Feature” Oscar nominations with “The Secret of Kells” in 2010, “A Cat in Paris” and “Chico & Rita” in 2012, “Ernest & Celestine” in 2014,” The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” and “Song of the Sea” in 2015, and “Boy and the World” and “When Marnie Was There” in 2016. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke,” and others.
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal Entertainment Group, the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance, and theatre productions, such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s “Hamlet;” sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico; concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction; the TCM Presents classic film series; and faith-based events.
Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas, including all of the Top 50.