Family Book + Film Club: Howl’s Moving Castle

Sidewalk’s Family Book + Film Club is film fun for the whole family! Based on our monthly Book + Film Clubs, this summer program is an opportunity for families to share an activity together and for children to engage their reading & critical thinking skills through the summer. Read the book as a family and then join us as we screen the film adaptation and host a round-table discussion.

  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • 120 minutes
  • Book: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

    Film: Howl’s Moving Castle (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)

    Book Delivery Registration Deadline: Sunday June 26

    If you sign up after the deadline, don’t sweat it! You’ll just have to pick up your book from the cinema box office


    The registration fee includes a copy of the book, 1 kids private screening ticket, 1 adult private screening ticket and the post film discussion. Include an another friend or family member for and additional fee.


    Common Sense Media Book Review: Recommended for ages 9+


    Common Sense Media Film Review: Recommended for ages 8+


    Synopsis: Sophie has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl, who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.

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About Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

We produce the nationally recognized Sidewalk Film Festival, the SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival; organize a wide variety of educational programs for filmmakers and hold other events that create interest in and enthusiasm for independent film. To expand on this work and better serve our mission we have opened the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, a two-screen independent movie theater in the heart of Birmingham’s historic theatre district.