How About a Movie Marathon this Mother’s Day in Vancouver?

Studio Ghibli Marathon Vancouver

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Aside from Disney, there is no other collection of animated films loved as widely as Studio Ghibli’s anime feature films that come straight from Tokyo, Japan. The award winning films are beautifully constructed works of art that highlight imaginary worlds full witches, giant rabbit-beasts, robots, and dust balls with eyes.

To celebrate the animated masterpieces, Commercial Drive’s Rio Theatre will be hosting two movie marathons celebrating some of the most popular films to come out of the Studio Ghibli collection. Tonight (May 6th) is the first night of the Studio Ghibli celebration, but after selling out almost instantly, the Rio opted to offer another night dedicated to the beloved movies on Sunday, May 10, 2015 (Mother’s Day!).

Starting at 4:00pm on May 10th, lovers of Ghibli can converge at The Rio Theatre for an evening packed-full of classic films. All of the films will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles, so you’ll give your brain a workout at the same time!

Ghibli Movie Marathon Vancouver

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On Sunday, May 10th get snuggly in your totoro pyjamas for the movie marathon that includes:

4:00 pmMy Neighbour TotoroWhen two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

6:00 pmGrave of the FirefliesA tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

8:00 pmPrincess MononokeOn a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Single tickets for each show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. All ages are welcome for the event, but unlike typical movie theatres, there is also bar service at the Rio, which can make the cinema experience even more enjoyable!

The Studio Ghibli movie marathon starts on May 10, 2015 at 4:00pm. Watch one movie, or watch them all! What’s your favourite quote from the movies that will be screened? Let us know in the comment section below!

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