Secret Base Cinema presents
GHOST IN THE SHELL
THE GARFIELD THEATRE
One Night Only, Thursday July 21, 7:00
Adults, $10 adv, $15 door. Students $8 adv, $15 door.
With Ghost in the Shell you do not need to be a die-hard Japanese anime fan to appreciate the highly detailed computer animation, choreographed action sequences or the philosophical constructs at the heart of the story. A break-through animated sci-fi thriller, one of the best anime movies of all time and an essential part of the genre with far-reaching storytelling influence.
This is the original 1995 classic, in Japanese with English subtitles, not one of sequels or spin-offs that formed the franchise in succeeding decades. With a 97% “Fresh” score, Rotten Tomatoes offers this consensus: “A stunning feat of modern animation, Ghost in the Shell offers a thoughtful, complex treat for anime fans, as well as a perfect introduction for viewers new to the medium.”
Director Mamoru Oshii challenges our intellectual curiosity as we explore humanity’s relationship with technology and the question of “what is life, anyway?” In the process, he shares his vision of society 35 years in future, which as we see in the “Cityscape” clip above is remarkably prescient.
“Ghost in the Shell is a stunning work of speculative fiction, the first truly adult animation film to reach a level of literary and visual excellence. Its design, the poetry of its visuals, and the depth of its themes set it apart among science fiction films. My compliments to Oshii-san, an important visionary work.”
~ JAMES CAMERON (Avatar, Titanic, The Abyss, Aliens, The Terminator)
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN & HOW MUCH
“GHOST IN THE SHELL”
Director Mamoru Oshii, Japan, Animated Thriller, 1995, 85 min, in Japanese with English subtitles, Rated R.
☀ THE GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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Covid-19 vaccination and masking is recommended but not required for in-theatre admission.
☀ In THE GARFIELD THEATRE
Thursday July 21, 7:00
Adult Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Student Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
Students must present a valid current student ID for admission.
Tickets available online via the Tix Button (top of this webpage), and by phone at (859) 957-3456.
ADA ACCESS & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The Garfield is ADA accessible. ADA details and Covid-19 information can be found on the CWC Policies Page.
- June 2022 UPDATE:
♦ Effective June 24, we have amended the proof of Covid-19 vaccination requirement for CWC films at the Garfield Theatre:
♦ Proof of vaccination is not equired for WEEKDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY screenings.
♦ Proof of vaccination will be required for SUNDAY screenings.
Masks are welcome throughout the Garfield but not mandatory.
TERMS OF PURCHASE (In-Theatre):
Purchase of a ticket confirms acceptance by the purchaser that the presenter/host and their staff will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of attendance at this event.
Purchaser declares that they will not attend unless in good health on the day of the event. Further, purchaser understands it is impossible to guarantee that they will not be exposed to Covid-19 and will attend at their own risk.
DRINKS & DINING
For CWC patrons, general manager Michaele Kadivnik offers a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially if you are dining between a CWC double feature. You should present your online confirmation or ticket from the event, and let your server know if there are time constraints. The discount is valid only for the date of ticket.
HOURS: MON-TUE, closed; WED-THS, 4-10 pm; FRI-SAT, 4-12 am; SUN, 4-10 pm. The kitchen closes one hour before the restaurant, every night. Hours and menu subject to change – check the website before booking. RESERVATIONS REQUESTED: 513-954-8974 or thebutcherbarrel.com.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS, from Butcher & Barrel management:
“ALL GUESTS are required to wear face masks when they arrive, and while in any common spaces. In compliance with the most recent government guidelines, we cannot allow guests to wait for a table in common areas and reservations are accepted for groups of UP TO 10 guests ONLY.”