Thursday, December 31 at 11:00pm
Costume Contest at approx. 11:15pm; Film begins promptly at 11:45pm
Admission: $8 general; $6 Loft members
Prepare to dance magic dance as we ring in the New Year with a late-night screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy classic, Labyrinth! Through dangers untold and hardships un-numbered, we know you’ve been patiently waiting to party with David Bowie and all his Goblin pals on The Loft’s big screen. Well, the 13th hour will strike enough! Featuring a Labyrinth Costume Contest before the movie (time to break out those capes and cod pieces!), pre-show Bowie music videos, fun goodies to use during the movie and a free champagne toast at midnight! And don’t forget to wear a “Masquerade Ball” mask less you miss out on all the magic! But fear not: we’ll also have a “make your own mask” table where you can craft your own mask on the spot, while supplies last!
The movie starts promptly at 11:45pm, so that Sarah’s introduction to the Labyrinth and the Goblin King’s 13 Hour Clock will happen right at the stroke of midnight!
Fifteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is so resentful of her baby brother Toby that she hopes he will just disappear. Her dream becomes reality when goblins kidnap the boy – but Sarah unexpectedly finds herself horrified by the loss.
“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children’s fantasy movie.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
So she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To accomplish her goal, she will somehow have to reach the center of the fantastical Labyrinth where the wicked Goblin King (David Bowie, who performs two songs and wears one of the greatest New Wave leather jumpsuit/cape combos of the ’80s) has imprisoned the lad. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures, mind-bending puzzles and dangerous obstacles that threaten to keep Sarah apart from her brother forever!
Directed by Muppet-master Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas and penned by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Labyrinth is a distinctive, beautifully designed (love that M.C. Escher-inspired staircase!), and often freaky dark fantasy for all ages. (Dir. by Jim Henson, 1986, USA, 101 mins., Rated PG)