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Summer Wars & Akira in Vancouver, Ghibli in Amsterdam (Updated)

posted on 2011-02-17 23:26 EST

The Rio Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia will host the Canadian premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's anime film Summer Wars and Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime film Akira as a double feature on February 25. Admission is C$10 per movie or C$15 for both, and doors open at 7 p.m. PST.

Melkweg, a concert and film venue in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will hold a Studio Ghibli retrospective marathon from March 9 through 30. The screenings launch with the studio's latest film Arrietty. The marathon continues with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Pom Poko, Porco Rosso, Howl's Moving Castle, Grave of the Fireflies, Gedo Senki, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Cat Returns, Ponyo, and Whisper of the Heart. During this time frame, Melkweg will also host screenings of Summer Wars, which opened at the venue on February 12.

Last October, the 5th International Rome Film Festival hosted another Studio Ghibli retrospective in Italy.

Thanks to Jesse Betteridge for the Rio Theatre news tip.

[Via Twitch]

Update: The date of Rio Theatre's double feature corrected. Thanks, GhostShell.


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