Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 Presents: ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ in Theaters

‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ is coming to theaters across the U.S. starting Sunday, November 26th. Image credit: GKIDS Films

Well, this is it. This month is the last of the six-film series for Studio Ghibli Fest 2017. Fathom Events will be partnering with their theaters to present the 2004 film Howl’s Moving Castle on November 26, 27, and 29. Since this event is happening Thanksgiving weekend (in the U.S.), I think this would be a perfect activity with any extended family in town.

This particular movie is near and dear to my heart because Miyazaki wanted to tell a story about the effects of war, through young people’s eyes. This is a more complex story, with audiences guessing who’s the hero and who’s the villain.Also, like many of Miyazaki’s other Studio Ghibli films, there’s a lesson in the importance of honoring and respecting one’s elders (a lesson I hope my sons are picking up with their favorite Studio Ghibli movies). This film is rated PG for some scenes of mild violence, and Common Sense Media recommends Howl’s for ages 8 and up.

Click this link to be taken to the GKIDS Films website to buy your advance tickets now…


…stay tuned to GeekDad! On November 19th we will be launching our ticket giveaway so you can enjoy Howl’s with your families!

Patricia Vollmer is the proud mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 12 & 15. She is a meteorologist with the Air Force Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Patricia blogs about her family's nomadic military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which is currently in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hobbies include running, despite no one chasing her, sharing her love for Disney and Star Wars, and exploring the world with her boys. Ask her why the sky is blue at your own risk.