'The Muppet Movie' was a massive box-office hit, and it was about the journey of Kermit the frog and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, The Muppet Movie is coming back to the big screen for two days! According to ABC News, the joint announcement was made by Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures on Monday. Even though it's only going to be screened only for two days, it will be played in more than 600 theatres on Thursday (July 25) and Tuesday (July 30) at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time, both days. What does this mean? This means that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear are coming back to entertain you soon!
“The Muppet Movie is a cinematic treasure, a delightful film that may have been made 40 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, the Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations. “This film’s return to the big screen is very well deserved and we are happy to work with The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures to give it a proper nationwide re-release.”
The Muppet Movie was a massive box-office hit, and it was about the journey of Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. The tickets are on sale on the Fathom Events' website. All you need to do is punch in your zip-code to know if the show is running at a theatre near you during one of the two days of your choice.
The description for the event on the website reads: They're irresistible! They're irrepressible! They're The Muppets and their first full-length movie is coming back to the big screen in celebration of its 40th anniversary! After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent in a southern swamp, Kermit heads for Hollywood to be a star. Along the way, a cast of lovable Muppet characters, including the dazzling Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great, join him to become movie stars, too!
Together they rub elbows with some of the biggest names on the silver screen! When the evil Doc Hopper tries to turn Kermit into the spokesfrog for his chain of fast food frog's legs restaurants, the Muppets must sing, dance and karate chop their way to Hollywood! Filled with memorable music, including that timeless classic "Rainbow Connection," this critically acclaimed comedy is a Muppet adventure your whole family will love.
The movie is a classic and people are just so excited about it, and they're already eagerly awaiting the shows. Hope LaMond has major plans for her birthday: My birthday is on the second showing this is gonna be such a good birthday!!!!! Jenni Yates just couldn't contain her excitement: I'm so excited about this. We hunted everywhere for this on DVD and it's going to be so awesome to see it on the big screen.
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Christia Holloway quoted the movie: "Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. We’ve done just what we set out to do. Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you." Lisa Sutton shared fond memories of the movie with a loved one: Donna Wilson Jimenez, do you remember when you and I and Carl, Jr. went to see The Muppet Movie, 40 years ago? Carl, Jr. was 2 years old. He kept asking why that one muppet had glasses, but he didn't have any eyes. Lol.