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Let’s return to the Labyrinth

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Jim Henson’s cult classic Labyrinth is returning to select theaters in September. It will be broadcast Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Monday, September 13 at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm in select theaters across the U.S. Check local listings to see if one of those theaters is in your area.

Henson Magic

Labyrinth (1986) was directed by Jim Henson and starred the late David Bowie (1947 – 2016) as Jareth, the Goblin King, and Sarah Connelly as Sarah Williams as the foolish teenager who wishes away her baby half-brother, and then must go on a quest to rescue him.

Jim Henson was born September 24, 1936. The theatrical re-release is in honor of his birthday as well as the 35th anniversary of the film being released in 1986.

Labyrinth was released June 27, 1986 in the USA and December 2, 1986 in the UK. David Bowie was a musician and actor who starred in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). He played Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006). Jennifer Connelly was only 16 when she played Sarah Williams. Since then, she has played Helen Benson in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Roxanne in Inkheart (2008). She was Chiren in Alita: Battle Angel (2019) and currently plays  
Melanie Cavill in Snowpiercer. The script was by Terry Jones of Monty Python. Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation) was the choreographer.

Labyrinth is rated PG as some scenes may be too intense for children. However, with the movie easily available on DVD or Blu-ray, do you want to put on a mask and go out and pay theater prices to see it on the big screen? Or will you stay home and rewatch it on DVD?

The Original Trailer

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.

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