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Moving Pictures Film Series: Howl's Moving Castle

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Vault of Midnight is bringing your favorite comics and manga to the big screen in Moving Pictures, a monthly film series. Every last Wednesday of the month, we'll dim the lights, butter the popcorn, and save you a seat at the cinema for our staff's favorite page-to-projector picks.

Tickets only $5! Available at participating theaters and at


They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst.

–Sophie Hatter


Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying castle.

However, the evil Witch of Waste (Lauren Bacall) 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.

Earlier Event: July 21
Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop
Later Event: July 26
Detroit Drink & Draw