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Film Free

Making Tokyo's traditional downtown area a cheerier place since 2008, the Shitamachi International Comedy Film Festival is one of the very few international film festivals in Japan specialising exclusively in comedy. Set to take over the cinemas and streets of Asakusa and Ueno in September, 'Shitacome' promotes itself with these two free open-air screenings in August. Head to the main plaza in Ueno Park to catch Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) on August 19 and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) on August 20. Just note that the screenings will be cancelled in case of heavy rain.