To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy classic Labyrinth, Fathom Events has joined with Sony Pictures to bring the movie back to theaters for one night only. And a new book about the film is on its way from Paula Block and Terry Erdmann and we have some preview pages below. The fantasy-musical stars David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly.
Connelly plays Sarah, a 16-year-old who wishes her brother away, a wish granted by the Goblin King. In fine fairy tale style, Sarah must rescue her brother before midnight strikes, or he, too, will become a goblin.
The film was co-produced by The Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm. You’ll see the work of plenty of legendary muppet performers, including Dave Goelz. You won’t see the work of several actors in make-up from the original Star Wars trilogy, including Warwick Davis, Kenny Baker, and Jack Purvis.
Fans of Labyrinth will also want to celebrate by pre-ordering a copy of Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History, by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, available here from Amazon.com in October. Check it out:
Check out the Fathom Events website here for more information on the screening, a list of theaters hosting the event, and to purchase tickets.