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The Wind Rises


The Wind Rises

Mon. Mar 27 (Dub) 6 PM | Sun. Apr 2 (Sub) 4 PM

Studio Ghibli Film Festival, March 3 - April 2

Festival Note: Join us on March 3 for the Opening Night of the 2023 Studio Ghibli Film Fest. Our special 10th anniversary screening of The Wind Rises will include light refreshments and door prizes. Each attendee will also receive a pass for free museum admission on a future date. Opening night tickets are $20 and available here.

The Wind Rises is the fictionalized biopic of Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, most notable as the architect of the Mitsubishi A6M “Zero” World War II fighter aircraft. In the film, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

Hailed by reviewers for its vivid beauty – critic David Ehrlich called it “Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made” – The Wind Rises topped the Japanese box office in 2013 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The film was initially considered to be writer/director Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song when the Studio Ghibli co-founder announced his retirement in September 2013. However, Miyazaki has since returned to work on the fantasy adventure How Do You Live? which is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 14, 2023.

Duration: 126 mins. | Rating: PG-13 | Presented Mar. 27 dubbed in English and Mar. 3 & Apr. 2 in Japanese with English subtitles

Frequently Asked Questions

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What amenities and accessibility features are available in the Empirical Theater?

 The Empirical Theater has an upper-level wheelchair accessible entrance and theater restrooms; due to the layout of the theater the lower-level main entrance is only accessible by stairs. Please check in with a Guest Services Representative or volunteer for assistance in locating these areas.

Several daytime documentaries and newer evening full-features offer closed captions, audio description, and volume amplification. The CaptiView closed caption units allow guests to see captions for their show by using a cup holder device that they can adjust within their view, and the Fidelio RX audio description units deliver descriptive narration and can also amplify the theater volume and dialogue.

The Showing Today signs updated daily at the front desk and theater entrance indicate which features offer closed captions (CC) and audio description (AD), while volume amplification is available for all theater content including events such as Science Pub and Reel Science.

Limited quantities of the following devices are available for theater guests and may be requested at either the Front Desk or Concierge Desk as well as from the theater usher:

  • CaptiView closed caption (CC) viewing devices
  • Fidelio RX audio description and volume amplification units
  • Williams Sound NKL-001 neck loops designed to work with hearing aids equipped with a telephone coil or T-Switch

The rough inside measurements of the seats not including arm and back rests:

  • Theater seats 16.5” wide and 21.5” deep
  • Two VIP chairs 21.5” wide and 19” deep
  • Additional VIP chair available by request is 23.5” wide and 21.5” deep
  • The weight capacity for the VIP chairs are between 200lbs-250lbs

Earplugs can be requested from the Front Desk and Concierge Desk, and sensory resource packs that include:

  • Noise reducing headphones
  • Fidget toys
  • Sunglasses
  • Visual and auditory timer
  • 2 pound weighted shoulder wrap
  • Sanitizing wipes
What concessions are available?
  • Our Empirical Café features:
    Made-to-order coffee drinks
    Grab-and-go salads and sandwiches
    Fresh pastries
    Beer and Wine (available evenings only)
    Popcorn, candy, and a selection of classic movie theater treats
When should I arrive?

Films in the Empirical Theater start promptly with no previews. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Is re-entry allowed?

For safety and enhanced viewing experience, re-entry is not allowed during short documentary films. For longer featured films, re-entry is allowed.

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OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. We are proud to offer admission assistance, financial aid, and accessible services throughout the museum. Explore access resources and amenities for guests visiting the museum.

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