Arrietty "Children's Club" Screenings This Saturday.

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, more Akira screenings in Edinburgh on Wednesday and Thursday.

The new Studio Ghibli film Arrietty, based on The Borrowers, will be screened on Saturday 23 July at Kids Clubs in the Picturehouse cinema chain. These screenings are not open to unaccompanied adults, but only to adults accompanying children. (Arrietty goes on general release on July 29, distributed by Optimum Releasing.)

Nearly all the screenings are on Saturday, although the FACT Liverpool Picturehouse has an additional screening on Sunday. The previews will be shown at the following venues:

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. for a Borrowers-themed fancy dress party with games, activities and prizes for "the best-dressed Borrowers.

Abbeygate Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.15 a.m.

Duke of York's Picturehouse Brighton. Saturday July 23, 11.00 a.m.

Clapham Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.45 a.m.

Exeter Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.30 a.m.

Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.15 a.m.

Notting Hill Gate Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 10.30 a.m.

Regal Henley Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.00 a.m.

FACT Liverpool Picturehouse. Saturday July 23, 11.00 a.m and Sunday July 24 at 11.30 a.m

Phoenix Picturehouse Oxford. Saturday July 23, 1.30 p.m.

City Screen Picturehouse York. Saturday July 23, 11.15 a.m.

The previews will show the British dub featuring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong and Olivia Colman.

Arrietty was released by Studio Ghibli in Japan in July last year, directed by the first-timer Hiromasa Yonebayashi. It is based on Mary Norton's book, The Borrowers, published in Britain in 1952.

Also on Saturday 23, London's Barbican will have a 'Family Film Club" screening of Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service at 11 a.m. Again, this is not open to unaccompanied adults. According to the website, the screening will be in Japanese, with a person reading the English subtitles aloud.

In addition, one further venue is showing Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira; the Cameo Picturehouse in Edinburgh this coming Wednesday and Thursday (July 20 and 21) at 9p.m

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