'Spirited Away' Kicks Off Charles Chocolates' Summer Movie Series

Charles Chocolates begins its annual summer movie series this Friday, June 12 with a screening of 2001 anime charmer Spirited Away and some better-than-multiplex snacks. Sushi by Ichi (full menu here) and Charles' black sesame caramel corn will be available for purchase.

Each screening promises different food offerings tailored to the theme of the movie. Upcoming films in the series include God of Cookery (June 26; candied ginger caramel corn), Soul Food (July 10; soul food truck and pecan praline caramel corn), Tortilla Soup (7/24; taco truck and Mexican chocolate caramel corn), Babette's Feast (8/14; caramel corn with hazelnuts and chocolate), Ratatouille (8/28; crème brûlée), Pizza (September 11; Emeryville's Rotten City Pizza), and, in a fitting finale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (9/25; fizzy-lifting drinks and Everlasting Gobstoppers TBA?).

All movies are free and screen on the second and fourth Fridays through September, outdoors in front of Charles Chocolates' Chocolate Bar (6529 Hollis at 65th in Emeryville). Food and snacks begin at 6:30 p.m., with the film to follow at 9 p.m.

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