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Friday, February 23, 2018

"Labyrinth" will Return to Theaters for Nationwide Fan Celebration

Jim Henson’s cult classic "Labyrinth" is heading back to the big screen for three days this spring as part of a nationwide fan celebration of the 1986 film.

Presented by Fathom Events in association with the Jim Henson Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the special screenings will take place April 29, May 1, and May 2. Fans are encouraged to attend in costume.

Labyrinth stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly in one of her earliest roles as Sarah, a teenager who must navigate the titular maze to rescue her baby brother. Along the way, she encounters David Bowie’s Goblin King Jareth, a role that has become a touchstone for fans of the musician and master of reinvention.

The screenings will also feature bonus content, including introductions by Connelly and Brian Henson (son of Jim), as well as an excerpt from the Jim Henson fantasy series The Storyteller. Brian Henson will discuss the “Soldier and Death” episode of the show, as well as more broadly the special effects techniques crucial to both Labyrinth and The Storyteller.

"Labyrinth is one of the most frequently requested titles, and has an enormous fan base,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events’ vice president of studio relations. “It’s a film with great appeal to a huge audience — and also a cinematic experience that can be enjoyed over and over, always revealing more surprises. We couldn’t be happier to share it with moviegoers again.”

The film will screen at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on Sunday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2, at participating theaters nationwide. Tickets go on sale this Sunday online and at participating box offices.  

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