If you're a dedicated Ghibli fan in the States (and were not one of the lucky few at NYICFF in February), then ever since way back in 2013, When Marnie Was There has been a whole lot of talk and no show. You were there when Ghibli first announced they were adapting a Joan G. Robinson novel, you read the reviews, you've heard about the low box-office numbers, and all the resulting fallout and speculation regarding Studio Ghibli's future...but seriously: are you ever going to actually get to SEE this movie!?

Throughout this May and June, the answer may finally be "yes"... IF you live near any of the following locations, or are willing to travel on these dates:

Opening May 22nd:

New York, NY - IFC Center
Los Angeles, CA - Landmark Nuart

The following theaters will show the film on May 29:

Chicago, IL - Landmark Century Centre
Toronto, ON - TIFF Bell Lightbox
Vancouver, BC - Vancity Theatre
Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse
Encino, CA - Laemmle Town Center
Claremont, CA - Laemmle Claremont
North Hollywood, CA - Laemmle NoHo
Irvine, CA - University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5:

San Francisco, CA - Landmark Embarcadero
Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Boston, MA - Landmark Kendall Square
Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Theatres TBD
Denver, CO - Landmark Theatres TBD
Portland, OR - Regal Fox Tower
Austin, TX - Regal Arbor at Great Hills
Dallas, TX - Angelika Film Center
Plano, TX - Angelika Film Center
Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Valley Art
Santa Cruz, CA - The Nick
Montréal, QC - Cinéma du Parc
Montréal, QC - Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
Québec City, QC - Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
Sherbrooke, QC - Maison du Cinema (in French)


The following theaters will show the film on June 12:

Washington, DC - Landmark E Street Cinema
Salt Lake City, UT - Broadway Centre Cinemas
Providence, RI - Cable Car Cinema
Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
Pittsburgh, PA - Regent Square Theatre
Knoxville, TN - Regal Downtown West
Charlotte, NC - Regal Park Terrace
Asheville, NC - The Carolina Asheville
Raleigh, NC - The Raleigh Grande
Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
Santa Fe, NM - Regal DeVargas
Duluth, MN - Zinema 2
Amherst, MA - Amherst Cinema
Vancouver, WA - Kiggins Theater

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

St Louis, MO - Landmark Plaza Frontenac
Indianapolis, IN - Landmark Keystone Art

The following theater will show the film on June 26:

Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art

If you're wondering whether Studio Ghibli's new film is worth the effort to make it to any of these locations, you're welcome to read our review, but the TLDR is "yes." It may not have the mass appeal of Ghibli's more popular works, but it's still a solid piece of storytelling.

If you can't make it to any of these locations for the theatrical run, then don't fret - Gkids will be releasing it on DVD and Bluray - most likely later in the year. You've already waited this long...what's another few months?