Published by GKIDS - Fathom Events on May 30, 2024 12:12 PM

Oscar®-Nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Heartwarming Features Return to the Big Screen Nationwide-Each Film for 2 Nights Only

 Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Fantastical “When Marnie Was There” on the Big Screen


Tickets Are On Sale Now



Tickets are on sale now for The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There – the novel-inspired films of Studio Ghibli from Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Both films return to theaters in June for two nationwide screenings of each title. Coming off the blockbuster theatrical release, and triumphant Oscar® win for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature, The Boy and the Heron, GKIDS and Fathom are thrilled to continue Studio Ghibli Fest with the 2024 edition featuring the comfort stories of Ghibli’s acclaimed Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Audiences can look forward to Studio Ghibli Fest 2024’s biggest slate of films to date with a 14-title lineup, and anniversary celebrations including When Marnie Was There’s 20th anniversary, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind’s 40th anniversary, Howl’s Moving Castle’s 20th Anniversary, Kiki’s Delivery Service’s 25th Anniversary, and Pom Poko’s 30th Anniversary.

The films will be shown in both original Japanese and English dubbed versions. In addition to the full feature, screenings will include a special look behind the scenes at the Studio Ghibli Park in Nagoya, Japan.

Tickets for The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There can be purchased online by visiting,, or at participating theater box offices (Theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Secret World of Arrietty Show Dates

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Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM (English Language Dub)

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM (Japanese Language with Subtitles)

When Marnie Was There Show Dates

All event listings are in local time

Monday, June 10 at 7:00 PM (English Language Dub)

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM (Japanese Language with Subtitles)

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GKIDS is the Academy Award-winning producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. After an astounding 13 Best Animated Feature nominations, the company took home the Oscar in 2024 for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed feature, The Boy and the Heron. The company’s previous nominations include The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, Wolfwalkers in 2021, and The Boy and the Heron in 2024. For more than a decade, GKIDS’ influence on cinema has redefined the perception of animation as an artistic medium on par with live-action film through its stewardship of the Studio Ghibli catalog and by introducing American audiences to the critically-acclaimed films of other master filmmakers from around the world such as Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Belle), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Wolfwalkers), Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine), Makoto Shinkai (Weathering With You), Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Alberto Vázquez (Unicorn Wars) and Masaaki Yuasa (Inu-Oh, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl), among countless others. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions.

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 Continues With “THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY”  “WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE”