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Oscar-winning anime classic 'Spirited Away' returning to Tampa Bay theaters



There was a lot of excitement earlier this week when news broke that acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki was coming out of retirement to make one last film. Now fans can see the movie many consider to be Miyazaki's masterpiece, on the big screen, when Spirited Away returns to theaters on Dec. 4 and 5. 

The theatrical re-release is to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed anime feature that won an Oscar in 2003 and still holds the title as the all-time, highest-grossing movie in Japan.

If you've never seen it, here's the official synopsis:

"Chihiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world."

Screenings will also feature the short film, Ghiblies: Episode 2, which has never been released in  North America. 

Spirited Away will be shown at theaters across the U.S. Locally, you can see it in three places:

-Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa

-Woodland Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar

-Park Place 16, 7200 U.S. Highway 19 N., Pinellas Park

You can find tickets here.

Watch the trailer below:

"Spirited Away" is returning to theaters for its 15th anniversary.


"Spirited Away" is returning to theaters for its 15th anniversary.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:10am]


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