‘Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary’ Brings Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-Winning Animated Masterpiece to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only

The Influential Japanese Animated Feature, Along With an Exclusive
Ghibli Short Film, Hits the Big Screen on December 4 and 5 in
Partnership with GKIDS

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SpiritedAway15–Enter an enchanted world of witches, dragons and spirits in “Spirited
,” director Hayao Miyazaki’s, critically acclaimed story
that became a worldwide phenomenon, cementing Studio Ghibli’s legacy as
one of the foremost animation studios in the world. “Spirited
Away: 15th Anniversary
celebrates the anniversary of the
Academy Award®-winning animated film and the legendary Studio Ghibli.

Fathom Events, in partnership with GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of
multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, is set to bring
this special event to U.S. movie theaters for two days only on Sunday,
December 4 at 12:00 p.m. (dubbed in English) and Monday, December 5, at
7:00 p.m. (English language subtitles) local time both dates. Following
the full-length feature, attendees will see an exclusive short film,
“Ghiblies: Episode 2,” never-before released in North America.

Tickets for “Spirited Away: 15th
” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters. For a
complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

Spirited Away” follows 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi)
on another seemingly-boring trip with her parents. However, when they
stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling
transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits,
shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave.
Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself
and return her family to the outside world.

“Spirited Away” is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest
animated films of all times, earning a Best Animated Feature Academy
Award for Hayao Miyazaki and unanimous praise from critics and audiences

“We are excited to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away
to cinemas for its 15th Anniversary,” Fathom Events CEO John
Rubey said. “This Academy Award-winning film still resonates as a true
animation masterpiece and will be a joy to experience on the big screen.”

Hot Topic will be the official retail partner of the “Spirited
Away: 15th Anniversary
” event – Fans can shop from their selection
of “Spirited Away” products in store or online at HotTopic.com

For artwork/photos related to “Spirited Away: 15th
” visit the Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content
to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit www.fathomevents.com.


GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation
for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored
an unrivaled eight Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – with “The
Secret of Kells” in 2010, “A Cat in Paris” and “Chico & Rita” in 2012,
“Ernest & Celestine” in 2014,” The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and
“Song of the Sea” in 2015, and “Boy and the World” and “When Marnie Was
There” in 2016. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical
distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli
library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections
with titles “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke”
and others.


Fathom Events
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Schwappach, 720-262-2713
Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
Rimm, 212-528-0500 x110
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Paulo, 310-477-4442
Tahajah Samuels, 917-580-6566