Labyrinth returns to the big screen for a special engagement

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Labyrinth, the 1986 collaboration between the legendary Jim Henson and Lucasfilm, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie returns to cinemas this year with a three days celebration hitting 700 screens across the States, and our pal John at J2 brings us all the details.

For three days only this April and May (Sunday, April 29th, and Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd, to be precise), Fathom Events and the Jim Henson Company are inviting moviegoers back into the LABYRINTH to relive the classic fantasy-adventure.

Journey into Jim Henson’s magical Labyrinth when it returns to the big screen for a three-day fan celebration that includes special introductions from Jennifer Connolly and Brian Henson and an episode of Jim Henson’s “The Storyteller.”

Filled with the sights and sounds of Jim Henson’s inimitable big-screen classic, we hope the trailer will get you even more excited for the three-day fan celebration of LABYRINTH, playing in more than 700 theaters across the country.

Movie lovers will journey into Jim Henson’s magical Labyrinth this spring when the 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to the big screen for three days only as a nationwide fan celebration from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and
Sony Pictures Entertainment. Audiences are encouraged to attend the screenings in costume to celebrate the nostalgia and legacy of this beloved film.

Starring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, who must rescue her baby brother by finding her way through the massive maze of the title, Labyrinth will play in movie theaters nationwide at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29; and at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2 (all local times).

All presentations of the film will include introductions by Brian Henson and Jennifer Connelly, captured exclusively for Fathom Events. In addition, audiences will enjoy a special theatrical screening excerpt from the award-winning fantasy series The Storyteller. Brian Henson will discuss the episode Soldier and Death, also directed by Jim Henson, and the special effects techniques that were a hallmark of Labyrinth, The Storyteller, and Jim Henson’s legacy.

Tickets for Labyrinth can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Directed by Jim Henson, Labyrinth was produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas and presented by Lucasfilm Ltd. The film’s screenplay is by Terry Jones of “Monty Python” fame, from a story by Henson and Dennis Lee. Brian Froud served as the conceptual designer of the groundbreaking fantasy, with music by Trevor Jones and songs by David Bowie.

“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.”