Another world, another time… in the Age of Wonder.
While Netflix develops The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, an episodic prequel to the ’82 film, we’ve just learned that The Dark Crystal is coming back to theaters!
The Fathom Events screenings, taking place across two nights, will feature the new 4K restoration as well as a brand-new introduction with Lisa Henson, CEO and President of The Jim Henson Company, who will reflect on the making of the one-of-a-kind film and the legacy of her father, Jim.
“From genius filmmaker Jim Henson comes the fantastical story of The Dark Crystal. Many years ago, the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged and an age of chaos began, led by the evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards, the Skeksis, who rule with an iron claw. Meanwhile the Gelfling orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving creatures called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal and restore balance to the universe.”
Tickets go on sale January 12, with screenings taking place across the U.S. on February 25 and February 28. Participating theaters will be unveiled on January 12.
Following the two-night-only theatrical re-release, The Dark Crystal will make its way onto 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital on March 6.