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Studio Ghibli animated film festival comes to Bakersfield

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 09:35:30-04

A special film series is coming to a Bakersfield theater this summer, all celebrating the best of Japanese animation. 

Reading Cinemas at the Valley Plaza Mall on Ming Avenue is hosting a Studio Ghibli Animated Film Festival all summer long. Studio Ghibli is the Japanese Animation division of Walt Disney Studios. 

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m., a different film will be shown from the critically acclaimed studio. All tickets are regular admission prices. 7 p.m. shows will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, while the 11 a.m. showings will be dubbed in English. 

Movies include the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery. 

To see a full list of movies being screened visit the Reading Cinemas website here.