The Muppet Movie will return to theaters for a 40th anniversary event!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Good grief, who among you feels super old after reading the headline for this article?

Fathom Events has announced that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Electric Mayhem, and the rest of The Muppets are poised to return to theaters when Fathom Events hosts a special 40th anniversary event for THE MUPPET MOVIE!

This very special occasion is set to take place this July when the event-heavy theater chain screens the classic Muppet adventure on more than 700 screens nationwide. It's all going down on July 25 and July 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on both dates, thanks to the fine people at Fathom, the Jim Henson company, and Universal Pictures.

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, 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.”

In addition to being hailed as a box office smash-hit during its 1979 theatrical release, director James Frawley's THE MUPPET MOVIE was also nominated for an Oscar thanks to the film's beloved theme song "The Rainbow Connection," as performed by Kermit with music and lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. And just like their 1970s television series, The Muppet Show, THE MUPPET MOVIE saw the friendly felt-based puppets sharing the silver screen with several members of the Hollywood elite, such as Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Elliot Gould, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, and Orson Welles. Truly, this movie was a who's who of Hollywood royalty and then some.

To secure your tickets to this very special anniversary event, be sure to visit for details. Oh, but before you do that, be sure to check out this beautiful 40th anniversary poster for THE MUPPET MOVIE, which I've lovingly posted below:

Source: Fathom Events

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.