Iconic Events, Anime Expo and Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol are proud to announce the 2023-24 AX Cinema Nights, featuring 3 highly renowned Japanese animated films from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon. Join us each month for an incredible classic anime film (presented in both their subtitled and dubbed versions)

Ghost In The Shell

Sunday, Nov 12 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)

Not Rated

83 mins

Animation, Action, Crime

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts…MORE INFO

Tokyo Godfathers

Monday, Dec 11 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)
Tuesday, Dec 12 • 7:30pm (Dubbed)
Wednesday, Dec 13 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)

Rated PG-13

92 mins

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin and Miyuki overcome their differences…MORE INFO

Cowboy Bebop The Movie

Monday, Jan 22 • 7:30pm (Dubbed)
Tuesday, Jan 23 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)
Wednesday, Jan 24 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)

Rated R

115 mins

Animation, Action, Crime

Caught up in a world of dreams, lost in the cruelty of reality. What should have been an easy bounty turns into biological war after a terrorist gets hold of a deadly virus. Drawn in by the pretty price on the mastermind’s head, Spike and the Bebop crew are ready to collect a much-needed reward…MORE INFO


Wednesday, Feb 7 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)
Thursday, Feb 8 • 7:30pm (Dubbed)
Sunday, Feb 11 • 7:30pm (Subtitled)

Rated R

91 mins

Animation, Drama, Family

Anime Expo Cinema Nights presents the last film ever made by visionary director Satoshi Kon with his mind-bending thriller PAPRIKA, which has been restored in 4K for the first ever. When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it…MORE INFO