‘The Muppet Movie’ returning to theaters for its 40th anniversary

“The Muppet Movie” is making its way back to the big screen this July in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary.

In honor of the milestone, Fantom Events, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures, brings the classic film back to movie theaters around the U.S. for two days: Thursday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 30. Showings are at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both dates.

You can catch it at Cape West Cine in Cape Girardeau.

Source: Fathom Events

Featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo, Scooter, the Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, along with many other muppets, made their way to Hollywood on a cross-country trip. During the film, a no-good businessman tries to con Kermit into being his fast food franchise spokesperson.

Here’s a trailer from the original movie:

Source: (Xander Lars Knight/YouTube)

It’s been 40 years since the delightful film made its way to the big screen in 1979. Three years later, “The Muppet Show” started airing regularly on television.

Finally, you can find a theater near you by clicking here.