Guide to the Center for Puppetry Arts The Center for Puppetry Arts has shared the magic of puppetry with Atlanta families since 1978. During its first season, the Center offered a puppet exhibition, shows and workshops for the community. The center's the Worlds of Puppetry Museum honors the legacy of Jim Henson, who created the classic puppet Kermit the Frog. The Jim Henson Collection is an interactive exhibition that walks visitors through the iconic locations from Henson's life and shows off his most f

Center for Puppetry Arts screens ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’

Who doesn’t love the Muppets? Jim Henson’s classic characters are celebrated by both children and adults, and now you have the chance to revisit this timeless film.  The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta is screening “The Muppets Take Manhattan” in honor of its 35th anniversary.

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The screening, hosted by WABE’s Lois Reitzes,  is scheduled for Sept. 21 and will feature a Q&A afterward about how this film became a beloved family favorite.

Released in the summer of 1984, “The Muppets Take Manhattan” was the third installment in the Muppet movie series, following “The Muppet Movie” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” The film follows the Muppet gang as they travel to Manhattan to find a producer for their musical. Naturally, high jinks ensue. 

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The Center for Puppetry Arts opened in 1978 and it features the world’s most comprehensive collection of Jim Henson’s art. With the film, Henson’s goal was to create an entertaining movie for the whole family to enjoy, and given the its continued popularity, it seems he did just that. 

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