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Published On: Tue, May 1st, 2018

Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ still drawing new fans

After a special screening of Labyrinth this weekend via Fathom Events, one thing is clear: the film is bigger now than ever.

Released in 1986, re-released for the 30th anniversary, Labyrinth is still finding an expanding fanbase, sparking enough interest for this event, which drew several young kids in the audience. Parents are sharing their love of Jim Henson’s work with the next generation and the end result is very exciting.

Jennifer Connelly stars alongside the late-David Bowie in a wonderful fantasy full of Henson’s creations, Bowie music from a mischievous script written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. Labyrinth is a unique treasure in the history of cinema.

Brian Henson mentions in a brief introduction to the film that the initial run was a box office failure, something difficult for Jim Henson to reconcile. Also screened was an episode of Henson’s show The Storyteller, which starred John Hurt. The murmuring revealed one thing: fans didn’t widely know about the show and were eager to find more episodes or purchase it for themselves.

  • WHEN:  Sunday, April 29; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time
    Tuesday, May 1; 7:00 p.m. local time
    Wednesday, May 27:00 p.m. local time
  • WHERE: Tickets for Labyrinth can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

In our audience, there was Bowie cosplay, fans in Labyrinth t-shirts and parents recalling their experiences with their families. There legacy and love the film will live on, growing to more and more people.

Earlier this year, Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations stated that “Labyrinth is one of the most frequently requested titles. It has an enormous fan base.”

It was on-hand this weekend.

Bowie’s role as Jareth, the Goblin King, has spawned an incredible following, A quick Internet search will yield results for everything from bumper stickers to necklaces to underwear. There is even an a couple of RARE NECA action figures fetching over $150 on eBay.

If you missed this screening, don’t despair it’s returning for more: Tuesday, May 1; 7:00 p.m. local time
Wednesday, May 27:00 p.m. local time.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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