‘The Muppet Movie’ returning to theaters for 40th anniversary
SAN DIEGO — Someday we’ll find it, the “Rainbow Connection,” back in theaters.
Actually, that someday is July 25 and 30.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of “The Muppet Movie” the beloved film is returning to 700 movie theaters across the country — including several in San Diego County — for two days only.
The 1979 film marked the big screen debut of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the rest of the stars from television’s “The Muppet Show.”
Some human celebs came along for the ride as well including Charles Durning and Austin Pendleton as well as a host of cameos by the likes of Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles and others.
It was a hit in more than 100 countries and received an Oscar nomination for “The Rainbow Connection,” the film’s iconic theme song with music and lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher.
The movie will be shown at AMC Plaza Bonita 14, AMC Otay Ranch 12, AMC Mission Valley 20, AMC La Jolla 12, Regal Escondido Stadium 16, Regal San Marcos Stadium 18, Regal Carlsbad 12, Regal Oceanside 16, Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18. Tickets for the showings are now available at Fathom Events site.