Special Events

Studio Ghibli Festival at Kino Rye and Hawkhurst

Kino  is celebrating the genius that is Hayao Miyazaki – please see the individual sites for full details and schedule


My Neighbor Totoro (1988) (U)

Screening at Kino Rye and Hawkhurst – all tickets £9.50 or Kids Club prices apply

This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in a local hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.


The Wind Rises (2013) (PG)

Screening at Kino Rye – all tickets £9.50.

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful aeroplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Short-sighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished aeroplane designers.

This beautifully drawn film chronicles the boyhood dreams and life of Jiro Horikoshi. Depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war, it is also a tale of friendship and love: Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.

A Studio Ghibli Film with the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey and William H. Macy.


Spirited Away (2001) (PG)

Screening at Kino Rye – all tickets £9.50

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

When 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park her mother and father are turned into giant pigs. Soon Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.


Please note that our Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, NT, RSC, Event Cinema, Opera, Ballet, Art or Special Events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, Event Cinem, Opera, Ballet, Art or Special Events.