When we look back on our ‘80s childhoods, there’s a few things that stand out in our memories: L’il Miss Magic Dolls, for one thing. Tinkerbell Cosmetics, another. And, on the film front, children’s cult classic, Labyrinth. Now, we’ll finally have a chance to relive the days of our youth, as the flick is headed back to the big screen (and we don’t mean the sequel).
Released in 1986, the film introduced us to a whimsical world of goblins and mystical beasts as Jennifer Connelly navigated her way through an impossible magic maze to find her stolen baby brother.
Three decades later, as fans are busy debating whether or not the Goblin King (RIP, David Bowie)’s lair will hold the same magic without its master and the famed puppeteer who directed it in its follow-up, we’ll be reveling in the glory of the original as it hits theaters once more for several very special screenings.
Fathom Events has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company to bring us three showings of the legendary movie, for which fans will be encouraged to dress in costume.
And that’s not all: Attendees will also be treated to bonus features that will be introduced onscreen by Connelly and Henson’s son, Brian, including an excerpt from another of his father’s fantasy series, The Storyteller.
As Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas told Entertainment Weekly, “Labyrinth is one of the most frequently requested titles, and has an enormous fan base. 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.”
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(Photos via Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection + Georges De Keerle/Getty)