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Labyrinth is getting its goblin groove back and returning to theaters this spring

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Feb 27, 2018

Dance magic, dance! Jim Henson’s cult fantasy adventure film Labyrinth is returning to the big screen this spring. 

Fathom Events, in association with the Jim Henson Co. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is bringing the 1986 fever dream fairy tale back to theaters across the country for three days only — on April 29, May 1, and May 2. 

In the beloved film, as any die-hard knows, Sarah — a 16-year-old with a vivid imagination (and played by a pre-Oscar-winning Jennifer Connelly) — wishes for her baby stepbrother to be taken away by goblins. But when her wish is granted by Jareth the Goblin King (the late, great and inimitable David Bowie), she is given 13 hours to solve his labyrinth and rescue her baby brother before he’s turned into a goblin forever.

Fans will certainly be in for a memorable time: Screenings will include introductions by Brian Henson and Connelly, and audiences will also be treated to an excerpt from the Jim Henson Co.-produced fantasy series The Storyteller.

This follows the theatrical return of another Henson’s classic, The Dark Crystal, in late-February and early-March, also courtesy of Fathom Events. 

Although Labyrinth wasn’t a big box office hit when it was originally released, it never left the pop consciousness. The film returned to select theaters in 2016 for its 30th anniversary. 

And fans still want more of the mythology behind the film. Boom! Studios' new imprint, Archaia, is launching the comic Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation, a 12-issue prequel/origin tale for Jareth the Goblin King. And TriStar Pictures is teaming up with the Jim Henson Co. to make a Labyrinth reboot/spinoff helmed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe).

For tickets or more information, visit Fathom Events’ website

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