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Get all spooky tonight with ‘Spirited Away’


It's Halloween eve, and what better way to ease into the spooky day is there than to see a movie about spooks? Or spirits, anyway.

"Spirited Away," Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning animated film from 2001, will show for the final time tonight at 7 at three local theaters: AMC's River Park Square and the Regal theaters at Northtown Mall and Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone Stadium.

The version showing will be dubbed into English with no subtitles.

This showing of "Spirited Away" is part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2019. The next film in the series will be 1997's "Princess Mononoke," which will screen on Nov. 17, 18 and 20.

Of "Spirited Away," perhaps critic Jack Mathews of the New York Daily News summed it up best: "The result is nothing less than magical, a throwback to the very best of early Disney. If I can't remember the last time I was this enchanted by an animated film, it's because I was too young."

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