I have recently seen a number of limited release anime films, including the premiere for Attack on Titan, at the Regal Stonecrest Theater in Charlotte, NC. This week, the theater is showing a movie for one of my favorite shows, Cowboy Bebop. The main reason for my increased interest in attending such events is because I have been able to find out about them. Here are a couple of ways for you to see if a theater in your town or city is hosting a special showing.
Funimation Email List
One of the largest distributors of anime shows and movies in the United States is Funimation. Creating an account on the company's website will ensure you receive notifications about upcoming events. I received multiple email blasts about the Attack on Titan release and links to purchase tickets near my zip code. Currently, my favorite shows and related movies are distributed by Funimation.
Another avenue to get information on upcoming releases is Fathom Events. The company hosts special screenings of anime films and other limited release movies across all genres. One event they have partnered with in 2017 and 2018 is the Studio Ghibli Fest. This year, you can see nine Studio Ghibli films throughout the year at select theaters in both subtitled and dubbed. I recommend signing up for their newsletter or checking their website monthly for announcements.
If you mainly want to follow Studio Ghibli film releases, GKIDS is the company that handles their distribution in the United States. They also distribute other animated films throughout the year. There is a opportunity on their website to sign up for a email newsletter as well.