Ghibli Cinema Kids Clubs on Saturday, also TV Screenings Continue

posted on by Andrew Osmond
London Saturday cinema screenings of Ponyo and Totoro; Film4 Ghibli season continues.

Two different Ghibli films will have Kids Club screenings at London cinemas on Saturday December 17. (Important: In general, Kids Club cinema screenings are not open open to adults, except if they are accompanying a child.)

Ponyo will be shown at 11 a.m. in the Everyman Screen on the Green cinema near Angel Tube Station. Tickets are £5 each.

My Neighbor Totoro will be shown at 12 noon at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, tickets £2.

The Totoro listing specifies that the dub will be shown, while the Ponyo listing gives the dub actors.

Meanwhile, Film4's season of Studio Ghibli films continues; the remaining screenings are listed below. All the Film4 screenings are subtitled, except for the final Ponyo screening on Christmas Day.

On Boxing Day (7.30 p.m.), BBC1 will screen its new live-action version of The Borrowers, which Ghibli adapted in 2010 as Arrietty (aka The Secret World of Arrietty). In the BBC version, Arrietty will be played by Aisling Loftus, with other parts taken by Christopher Eccelston, Victoria Wood and Stephen Fry.

Although Ghibli's Arrietty is not included in the Film4 season, it will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 9, along with the U.K. Blu-ray debut of Whisper of the Heart.

Remaining Film4 screenings:

Friday December 16: Whisper of the Heart (1995), directed by Yoshifumi Kondo (5.05 p.m.)

Saturday December 17: The Cat Returns (2002), directed by Hiroyuki Morita (4.50 p.m.)

Sunday December 18: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.25 p.m.)

Monday December 19: Castle in the Sky (1986), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.25 p.m.)

Tuesday December 20: Pom Poko (1994), directed by Isao Takahata

Wednesday December 21: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (1984), directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Thursday December 22: Porco Rosso (1992), directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Friday December 23: Ocean Waves (1993), directed by Tomomi Mochizuki

Saturday December 24: My Neighbor Totoro (1988), directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Sunday December 25: Ponyo (2008), repeated from December 10 (5.10 p.m., dubbed)

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