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Studio Ghibli at The Elizabeth

Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute, revisiting 'Princess Mononoke', 'My Neighbour Totoro', 'Howl's Moving Castle' and more on the big screen.
By Sarah Ward
May 04, 2023
By Sarah Ward
May 04, 2023

Some kinds of movie magic never get old, and Studio Ghibli's films are exactly that type. Understandably, a whole heap of Brisbane cinemas have agreed with that idea over the years, hosting their own events dedicated to the Japanese animation house. The Elizabeth Picture Theatre is one of them, and the venue just keeps bringing back its Ghibli program again and again. We understand — who doesn't want to watch these animated delights over and over?

Returning for 2023 from May–July, and screening twice a week on select dates — at 1.30pm and 6.30pm on various Thursdays and Sundays, to be specific — this year's fest gives fans yet another chance to catch Studio Ghibli's gorgeous features on the big screen. Yes, you should make like a moving castle to see Howl's Moving Castle (on July 20 and 23) this time. And yes, you'll be palling around with My Neighbour Totoro (on July 13 and 16) once again.

Other highlights include Spirited Away (on May 18 and 21), Grave of the Fireflies (on July 27 and 30) , Ponyo (on May 25 and 28), Princess Mononoke (on June 8 and 11) and The Wind Rises (on June 1 and 4).

If you've missed these films in their limited cinema runs or fest appearances in the past, consider this your chance to catch up. Sure, you might've seen everything that Studio Ghibli has made before — but these movies really are something extra special when they're flickering across the silver screen.

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