'The Muppet Movie' Is Coming Back to Theaters This Summer

Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Movie (1979)
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"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me." (Ahh, the memories.) Kids who grew up in the '80s and '90s are likely feeling a few feels as they think about Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and many others who made up this beloved group. The Muppet Movie is headed back to theaters to celebrate a special milestone that has so many people excited.

  • The beloved Jim Henson movie is returning to the big screen this summer to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

    The 1979 film follows the highly successful Muppet Show that introduced the world to the lovable cast of puppets. In The Muppet Movie, the muppets -- Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and his pet chicken, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Fozzie, and Scooter -- go on a road trip in hopes of making it big in Hollywood. Needless to say, things don't go exactly as planned, making this trip truly unforgettable.

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  • The Muppet Movie gave us "The Rainbow Connection" and so many unforgettable moments.

    "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," Tom Lucas, Fathom Events vice president of studio relations, explains about The Muppets Movie returning to theaters, Entertainment Weekly reports.

    "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."

  • People are excited to relive these childhood memories in theaters.

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    The reaction to The Muppet Movie returning to the big screen has been very positive. Folks are excited and can't wait for the beloved film to hit theaters again.

  • The Muppet Movie hits select theaters nationwide in July.

    More than 700 theaters will play this movie at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) July 25 and 30. Those interested in the 40th anniversary screening can check out the Fathom Events website for more information and tickets.

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