When Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was released in 1986, it was a box office disappointment and personal heartbreak—the puppeteering legend never made another film. Since then, it’s become a treasured cult classic, which is now getting its own exhibit at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City opens on September 2 and will feature characters, costumes, and behind-the-scenes artwork from the Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie film. The center is also hosting a Labyrinth Masquerade Ball to celebrate the exhibit opening, as well as other Labyrinth-themed events at Dragoncon—a sci-fi and fantasy convention that runs from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5. Henson’s son Brian will make an appearance, and there will be a Jim Henson-themed costume contest, so plan your outfit accordingly.
The exhibit will run through September 3, 2017, and visitors can look forward to seeing a plaster version of Hoggle's head (presumably different from the one at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama), Jareth’s throne, one of Bowie’s costumes, and other items, some of which were already included in the center’s collection—like Sir Didymus.
The opening coincides with the 30th anniversary of the film, and if you can't make it to Atlanta, fear not: There are plenty of ways to celebrate. Cinema screenings are scheduled across the country, plus a new board game, comics, and this special edition Blu-ray, complete with a model of the film’s M.C. Escher-esque staircase.
[h/t Cult of Weird]
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