Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara
  • Language: Japanese

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime and shamanism – this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed.

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Spririted Away

Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 2001 | 125mins | Colour | Japan | English | PG

Please note: this screening does not have allocated seating as we are testing a return to full capacity

This screening is the English dubbed version. If you want to see the original subtitled Japanese version instead, that's screening on Sunday 24th October at 6:30pm.

Part of our Japan 2021 season, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a masterpiece, and perfect for Halloween week!

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Why you should see it: because it's a phantasmagorical introduction to the masterpieces of Studio Ghibli

Advance tickets £8.50 / £6.50 (conc) - door sales +50p

6:30pm bar opens for 7:30pm start

Snowcat Cinema does not screen adverts before the feature.  There are usually one or two trailers for films that will be shown soon but we encourage people to arrive promptly for the advertised start time.

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The key points are:

 - We will wear masks throughout our events

 - We ask our audience to wear masks while moving around the building and during the screening - masks can be removed while you are seated with a drink, but we'd like you to keep time without a mask to a minimum

 - We will respect social distancing and ask that you do the same

 - If you have COVID symptoms, are told to self isolate or have a positive test, please do not attend the event - contact us as soon as you find out, we'll work out a ticket swap for you

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 - Please listen to the guidance given by our ushers

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We're really looking forward to seeing you!


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Reviews & features

From the archive: The beauty of Studio Ghibli

16 Jun 2020

Upon the release of Spirited Away in 2003, Eddie Harrison took a deep dive into the mastery of Hayao Miyazaki

If you can stop looking at the pictures for a moment, I want to tell you about a spirit loose in our cinemas. In 1999 I was working as an AFI Film Festival usher in the El Capitan cinema, directly across Hollywood Boulevard from Grauman's Chinese…

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