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.
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.
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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