It was a downbeat year at the movies in 1979. Among the biggest hits in the final 365 days of the ’70s included Alien, Apocalypse Now, ...and justice for all, and Dawn of the Dead. Amidst those zombies, killer aliens, and botched bank robberies, The Muppet Movie was like a big, bright, shining rainbow in the dark.
In celebration of the legendary Muppets’ first foray onto the big screen, The Muppet Movie is slated to return to more than seven hundred movie theater across the country. According to EW, the film will play on July 25 and July 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time each of those days, courtesy of Fathom Events, the Jim Henson company, and Universal Pictures.
“The Muppet Movie is a cinematic treasure, a delightful film that may have been made forty years ago, but is truly timeless, thanks both to its iconic characters and to its always-stirring theme of following your dreams and believing in your own abilities,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations.
Tickets are available for the fortieth-anniversary screenings at the Fathom Events website. It’s where you can find out exactly where to catch the film’s return to a screen near you. Watch a flashback movie trailer below.