If there's one thing Brisbanites like, it's watching Studio Ghibli films in a cinema. In fact, over the last few years, a whole heap of cinemas around town have hosted their own celebrates dedicated to the Japanese animation house. The Elizabeth Picture Theatre joined in earlier this year, and it has been such a hit that the venue is bringing the film festival back for a second season.
Screening twice a week throughout June until the beginning of September — on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and Sunday afternoons at 4pm, to be specific — fans can expect the rest of Studio Ghibli's gorgeous features to get a run. Yes, you should be jumping for joy at the chance to see Spirited Away this time, and to feel like you've been transported somewhere magical across the rest of the program.
Catch The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, Only Yesterday and Laputa: Castle in the Sky — plus Princess Mononoke, Whisper of the Heart and Pom Poko. Also getting another run are last season's Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies, due to popular demand.
If you've missed these films in their limited cinema runs or fest appearances in the past, consider this your chance to catch up. At only $12 per session, make like a moving castle and mosey your way over there.
Updated July 17.