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Labyrinth returns to big screen for 30th anniversary



Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie, returns to theaters on Sept. 11 and 14 to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Tickets won't go on sale until June 17, so plenty of time to get that babysitter.

Fathom Events is staging the screenings, though exact theater locations haven’t been announced yet.

September is an odd time for a 30th anniversary; the movie was actually released on June 27, 1986 in the United States (and Nov. 28 in the UK). Though it’s often considered a cult classic of the ‘80s, it should be noted that Labyrinth was actually a dud at the box office, earning only about half of its $25 million budget.

The story, revolving a teenage girl (Connelly) who is forced by the Goblin King (Bowie) to navigate a labyrinth to rescue her infant brother, has proven to be a tempting target for a Hollywood prequel or sequel. Thankfully Hollywood hasn’t been able to conquer that maze yet.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:50am]


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