Always wanted to see Labyrinth in theaters but never got a chance? Well, today’s your lucky day, because the Jim Henson classic is heading back to the big screen this spring.
For three days only — April 29, May 1, and May 2 — David Bowie will once again dance with puppets on the silver screen just as he did back when the movie was first released back in 1986. The film was famously (and shockingly) a box office flop when it was first released, but has since gone on to become a cult favorite; and is considered by an entire generation to be a major cultural touchstone.
The return to theaters is produced by Fathom Events, which also brought another Jim Henson ’80s fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, back to theaters for a similar run recently. The Labyrinth screenings will include introductions by star Jennifer Connelly and Jim Henson’s son, Brian Henson, who also performed the role of Hoggle in the film. As an added boost of nostalgia, the screenings will also feature a clip from Henson’s underrated and short-lived ’80s fantasy TV series, The Storyteller.
As for the future of the franchise, a Labyrinth spinoff is still in the works as far as we know. Back in April of last year, it was announced that Fede Alvarez, who directed 2013’s Evil Dead and the 2016 horror hit Don’t Breathe, will direct, while Henson’s daughter Lisa Henson and Bowie’s son Duncan Jones will act as producers; presumably to ensure their parents’ work isn’t sullied in the new spinoff.
To see if Labyrinth is playing in your area and to purchase tickets, head on over to Fathom Events.