David Bowie fans, rejoice! Just when you thought your Friday couldn't get any better, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Jim Henson's cult classic Labyrinth is heading back to the big screen for three days this spring. Yasss. The special screenings will take place April 29, May 1, and May 2 in select theaters nationwide. Oh, and fans are encouraged to attend in costume!
"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."
Jennifer Connelly with Hoggle in Dec. 1986.
In the 1986 film, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly plays a 16-year-old girl who is given just 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother. Along the way, she encounters Goblin King Jareth, played by the late David Bowie, an iconic role that solidified the musician as a master of reinvention.
The screenings will also feature bonus content, including introductions by Jennifer and Brian Henson, the son of Jim, as well as an excerpt from the Jim Henson fantasy series The Storyteller. Ahead of the three-day special screenings, Fathom Events will also showcase The Dark Crystal.
So just how do you score tickets to the event of the year? Well, you'll be able to purchase a ticket (or ten) this Sunday online and at participating box offices. The last special screenings of Labyrinth took place in 2016 for the 30th anniversary, and many sold out, so don't sleep on buying them. This opportunity may not come around again — and we wouldn't want you to miss out! We know we won't.
Watch the official trailer for the film below!