SPECIAL FAMILY SATURDAY MATINEE SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 10AM: SPIRITED AWAY (2001, wri & dir by Miyazaki Hayao; 35mm, Studio Ghibli, Japan) [JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES]
We kick off our summer series of Great Movies Told from a Child’s POV with one of the most imaginative children’s masterpieces of all time: Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY. Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team reach the summit of their magical art with this jaw-dropping cell animated movie shot for 35mm.
Bored and frustrated Sen, on a road trip with her parents, suddenly finds herself thrust into a magical world when her Mom and Dad decide to explore a seemingly abandoned amusement park, eat delicacies at one of the stalls, and turn into pigs!
Sen, unable to cross back through the tunnel before nightfall, discovers she is trapped in the spirit world and has to work in a supernatural spa riverboat where magical creatures of all comical shapes and sizes come to relax, gamble, eat.
Along the way, she develops a strong relationship with Haku, a boy who also has the power to turn into a dragon.
But in the end it is Sen, through her strength, creativity, and resourcefulness, who will have to figure out how to save her parents and go back to the human world
Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli not only made one of the greatest animated movies of all time with SPIRITED AWAY, they made one of the greatest movies period.
At turns hilarious, magical, and breath-taking, SPIRITED AWAY takes us on a journey children and those who never stop living in the world of the imagination know exists for all of us.
Join us for a family 35mm event you will remember with wonder for the rest of your lives.
PLEASE NOTE: Because SPIRITED AWAY is geared for children ten years and older and adults, we have selected the Japanese version with English subtitles. However, we will be screening our other Studio Ghibli title, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Sat 7/28/18 @ 10:30am), in its English Dubbed version since it is intended for kids and adults of all ages.
35mm Secret Movie Club Programmer.Organizer
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. Unless otherwise noted, all our movies screen at The Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
We also make tickets available at the Vista Box Office.
REFUNDS: We will honor all refund requests as long as they are made 24 hours or more before the listed start time of the screening. After that, no refunds. Sorry.
HOW DOES SECRET MOVIE CLUB 2018 SUMMER SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS WORK: If you buy an ALL-ACCESS PASS (access to all 21 movies we’re showing from July-September 2018), you get entrance into every single movie we show throughout our Summer 2018 Season. This is our best deal at $135.00 (roughly $6.40 per movie). This offer is available through the following EVENTBRITE LINK:
If you decide to buy the ALL-ACCESS PASS and have already bought a series pass or individual ticket, just write us: [email protected]
and we’ll issue you a refund for the tickets you bought before the all-access pass.
The All-Access Pass is available for purchase until Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 11:59pm which is the night of THE FLY, our first movie of the summer season. After that, series passes and individual tickets will remain available.
With the ALL-ACCESS PASS, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.
HOW DOES A SERIES PASS WORK: If you buy an Individual Series Pass, you gain entrance to all movies in that series. This is our next best deal after the 2018 Summer Season All-Access pass. If you know you can make a series in July but not a series in August, this is the way to go.
The price of each Series Pass depends on how many movies we show in that series. So for instance if we are showing 6 movies in the series, the pass would cost $54 (or $9 per movie). If we are showing 4 movies in that series, the pass would cost $36, and so on.
You can buy the Series Pass through any individual Eventbrite link for a movie in that series. Then, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.
MOVIEPASS (as of June 2018): While we do accept and want you to use your MoviePass, we advise all moviegoers to first check the current MoviePass rules and regulations to make sure they can still use their MoviePass for our events. Secret Movie Club and the Vista Theater are not associated with nor responsible for any changes in policy on the part of MoviePass.
CONCESSIONS: The Vista Concessions stand is open for all our events. So you will always have access to popcorn, soda, candy, coffee the works!
PARKING: The Vista has no dedicated parking lot. Thankfully, there is parking in the residential areas around the Vista Theater. Just plan to get to the theater 20 minutes earlier than normal so you have enough time to park, walk to the theater, get your tickets, get in line. Make sure you read the street signs! Hillhurst and Sunset Drive tend to be the best for street parking. Avoid Rosalia and Commonwealth as they have permit-only parking rules. We don’t want any Secret Movie Clubbers getting parking tickets.
SHOWTIMES: We screen our movies before or after the Vista’s official movies. This is why most of our showtimes are either at midnight or between 10am-11am in the morning. Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket.
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