Circle the dates: Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27 for a very special showing of the fantasy classic Labyrinth. Not only will the Redford Theatre be showing this 1986 film, but we’ll be having a masquerade party, and you are encouraged to put on your costume. Guests are encouraged to attend in formal celebration attire or as their favorite Labyrinth character. (Costumes should be family-friendly!)
Plus, we’ll be featuring the theatre troupe “The Goblin King Players” performing live on stage in front of the film to add to the entertainment. The Goblin King Players are award-winning actors that specialize in the preservation of classic films by bringing them to life. Audiences enjoy watching the film on the big screen while actors expertly act out every element of the movie on stage in front of the screen with screen-accurate costumes, props, and precision.
But there’s more… Be entertained by live music from Serious Moonlight – Bowie Tribute (playing the film score), enjoy photo ops with the Goblin King himself, and enter the costume contest. The celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a screening of Labyrinth at 8:30 pm. More surprises await you in a world where everything seems possible, and nothing is as it seems.
Labyrinth alone would make a great evening’s entertainment. It wasn’t successful at the box office initially, but it has become a cult classic loved by young and old. The producer was George Lucas of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame, and it was written and directed by Jim Henson of Muppet fame (his last full-length feature film before his untimely death).
The stars are the one and only David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly. You won’t find a better example of that old phrase, ”be careful what you wish for”. Connelly plays “Sarah”, a young teenager who objects to having to babysit her baby brother. When the baby won’t stop crying, she wishes that he would be taken by the Goblin King (Bowie).
Sure enough, that wish is granted, and Sarah soon regrets what she has done. She now has thirteen hours to find her way through the labyrinth to get him back from the Goblin King before he is turned into a goblin. A myriad of strange creatures helps and hinder her rescue efforts as the hours go by.
Note: Brian Henson (Jim’s son) is the voice of Hoggle, and Cheryl Henson (Jim’s daughter), is Fiery 4.
We encourage you to put on your masquerade costume for a great film and a memorable night.
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As of April 1, 2022, masks are recommended but not required for all patrons and staff at Redford Theatre events.
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** Coming Soon
August 5: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
August 6: Grease (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
August 12: Joy—Contemporary Dance Performance (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
August 19: Candlelight Concert—Film Scores and Hollywood Epics (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
August 26-27: 2nd Annual Labyrinth Celebration with the Goblin King Players (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
September 30 and October 1: Clue (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
November 6: World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (https://redfordtheatre.us1.li
The movies shown at the Redford Theatre often reflect the time period when they were produced. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society.