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A scene from 'Labyrinth'

Celebrate Jim Henson’s birthday with a journey into his magical Labyrinth when the 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to select cinemas nationwide on Sept. 12, 13 and 15 in celebration of its 35th anniversary, courtesy of Fathom Events and Sony Pictures.

Labyrinth tells the story of fifteen-year-old girl, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who, frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend nigh, secretly wishes that her baby brother, Toby, would  be taken away by Goblins. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah befriends the Goblins, in hopes that their loyalty isn’t just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems! Rated PG.

The movie will be preceded by a brief featurette entitled “The Henson Legacy” where Jennifer Connelly and the Henson family talk about the art of puppetry and the magic of Jim Henson, along with a visit to the “Center for Puppetry Arts” featuring The Jim Henson Collection and over 100 puppets from Labyrinth!

Screenings will be held at AMC Stony Brook 17 on Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sept. 13 and 15 at 7 p.m.; and at Island Cinema de Lux in Holtsville on Sept, 12 at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. To order tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

Stripes is heading back to select theaters nationwide in honor of the classic comedy’s 40th anniversary on Sunday,  Aug. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 2, courtesy of Fathom Events. Released by Columbia Pictures in 1981, Stripes stars Bill Murray as John Winger, a man who loses everything he has all in one day and decides that his only option is to volunteer for the army, taking his best friend Russell (Harold Ramis) along with him. The film is rated R.

Viewers will also be treated to a special introduction of the film by Bill Murray and director Ivan Reitman as they sit down together 40-years later and give fans an inside look at their time filming Stripes.

Locally the film will be screened at AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook on Aug. 29 at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. and Island Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville at 7 p.m. on both days. To order tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Calling all Trekkies! In addition to being the 55th anniversary of Star Trek, this year also marks the 35th anniversary of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. To celebrate, Paramount Pictures and Fathom Events will “beam” a remastered version of The Voyage Home to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, Aug. 19 (which also would have been Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday) and Sunday, Aug. 22.

This special screening will also include a featurette called “Three Picture Saga,” featuring cast and crew exploring the backstory of the story arc seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Plot: When a mysterious alien power threatens the atmosphere of Earth in the 23rd Century, Captain Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco to save mankind. Exploring this strange new world, they encounter punk rock, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything in the far reaches of the galaxy. 

“We are so proud to work with Paramount to bring this Star Trek film back to theaters for the 35th anniversary,” said Tom Lucas, VP of Studio Relations at Fathom Events in a statement. “Between being nominated for four Academy Awards and the unconventional storyline, this film, in particular, deserves the big-screen treatment.”

The event is set to coincide not only with the film’s 35th anniversary, but also with its upcoming release on 4K UHD Blu-ray in Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, set to hit shelves on September 7.

Screenings will be held at AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook at 3 and 7 p.m. on both days and at Island Cinema De Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Your golden ticket to adventure awaits! Enter a world of pure imagination when Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment bring the beloved film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), back to the big screen in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Sunday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 18 in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary.

When eccentric candy man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids, penniless Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) seeks the priceless golden ticket that will make him a winner. Thanks to his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson), Charlie gets the prize of his dreams! But a far more wonderful surprise than Charlie ever imagined awaits him.

In a land of chocolate waterfalls, giant lollipops, edible flowers and, of course, Oompa Loompas, it’s nonstop, mouth-watering fun in this timeless fantasy. Plus, enjoy exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz that will serve as your Golden Ticket to learn more about this magical film.

In our neck of the woods, screenings will be held at Island 16 Cinema De Lux in Holtsville on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. and on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.; and AMC Stony Brook 17 in Stony Brook on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. To order tickets in advance, please visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Stop the presses! In celebration of its 40th anniversary, The Great Muppet Caper returns to select theaters nationwide on Sunday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 11, courtesy of Fathom Events and Universal Pictures. 

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are investigative reporters for the Daily Chronicle who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. Don’t miss the song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson on the big screen. Rated G.

Catch a screening at AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook on Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Aug. 11 at  7 p.m.; or Island 16 Cinema De Lux , 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. 

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.fathomevents.com.

A scene from 'The African Queen.' Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

In honor of its 70th anniversary, The African Queen heads to select cinemas nationwide on July 18 and 21, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events. Starring Academy Award® winners Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen tells the timeless tale of two mismatched strangers joining forces in a common cause – and finding love along the way. 

The story chronicles the burgeoning romance between Bogie’s river rat Charlie Allnut and Hepburn’s missionary Rose Sayer, as they reluctantly join forces to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa. Enjoy this special anniversary event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

In our neck of the woods, screenings will be held at Island 16 Cinema De Lux in Holtsville on July 18 at 3 p.m. and July 21 at 7 p.m.; AMC Stony Brook 17 on July 18 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas on July 21 at 7 p.m. To order tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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In honor of its 25th anniversary, The Birdcage returns to select theaters nationwide on June 27, June 28 and June 30, courtesy of Fathom Events.

In this hysterical comedy, Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane) have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami nightclub. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand’s son announces that he’s getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley (Gene Hackman)…and they’re all getting together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transform themselves into Mr. and Mrs. Family Values in time? It’ll take the performance of their lives!

This special anniversary event that includes exclusive insights from Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies.

In our neck of the woods the film will be screened at AMC Stony Brook 17 on June 27, Island Cinema De Lux in Holtsville on June 27 at 3 p.m. and June 30 at 7 p.m. To order tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Fathom Events brings Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Stand By Me to select theaters nationwide on May 23 and 26 in celebration of the 1986 coming-of-age classic’s 35th anniversary. 

Directed by Rob Reiner, the film stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland. The screenings will also include a 37-minute behind-the-scenes featurette titled Walking The Tracks: The Summer Of Stand by Me, which will contain interviews from Reiner, and several members of the cast.

In our neck of the woods the film will be screened at AMC Stony Brook 17 on May 23 at 3 and 7 p.m. and May 26 at 7 p.m. and Island Cinema De Lux in Holtsville on May 23 at 3 p.m. To order tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

'Fried Green Tomatoes'

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the 30th anniversary screening of Fried Green Tomatoes. The film heads to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 12, courtesy of Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures. 

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Academy Award® winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in the inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg’s best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet. 

The screening includes exclusive insights from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

In our neck of the woods the film will be screened on May 9 at the AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook at 3 and 7 p.m. and Island 16 Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville at 3 p.m. On May 12 the film will be screened at Island 16 Cinema de Lux and Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, 1001 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale at 7 p.m. Running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Rated PG-13. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

In celebration of it 65th anniversary, “The Ten Commandments” heads to select theaters nationwide on Sunday, March 28, courtesy of Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures.

Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter in a scene from the film.

Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one Biblical saga – Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” – has withstood the test of time.

Shot in Egypt and the Sinai on one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, the 1956 film is universally acknowledged among critics as a cinematic masterpiece with a legendary cast including Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Ann Baxter. From its Academy Award-winning director and revolutionary Oscar-winning special effects to its sweeping score and unforgettable sets, “The Ten Commandments” tells the inspiring story of Moses in all its stunning glory. Once favored in the Pharaoh’s household, he turns his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.

In addition to numerous awards and accolades, the movie remains one of the biggest box office successes in cinema history (with theatrical sales adjusted for inflation).

The screening includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

In our neck of the woods the film will be screened at the AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Running time is 3 hours 55 minutes. Rated G. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.