Feature Film

‘Spirited Away’ Is Returning to Theaters For Its 15th Anniversary

Fathom Events, which has now done limited engagement theatrical re-releases of The Iron Giant and Space Jam, is teaming up with indie animation distributor GKIDS for a three-night theatrical re-release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, in honor of the film’s fifteenth anniversary.

The screenings will take place in over 400 theaters on Sunday, December 4, at 12pm (dubbed in English), Monday, December 5, at 7pm (English-language subtitled), and Thursday, December 8 at 7pm.

Spirited Away was a humongous hit when it was released in Japan, and still stands as the highest-grossing Japanese film of all-time. It is also one of two foreign animated features to have won the Academy Award for best animated feature.

Notably, the three-night engagement will also include the North American debut of Ghiblies: Episode 2, a 25-minute short film from Studio Ghibli featuring several comedic vignettes and caricatures of Studio Ghibli staff as they go about their day. The 2002 project has not previously been released in the United Statess. Here is the trailer:

For tickets and a list of participating theaters, visit FathomEvents.com.