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SERIES
Henson Screenings & Special Programs

Ongoing

Jim Henson and his puppets made their television debut in 1958, on a local station in Washington, D.C. Throughout the 1960s, Henson and the Muppets rose to national prominence on variety shows, talk shows, and Sesame Street. This led to the phenomenally successful The Muppet Show in the 1970s and a series of feature films, including The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and The Great Muppet Caper. In the 1980s, Henson explored new directions in television and film with series like Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller and films like Labyrinth. In conjunction with the exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, these matinee screenings celebrate both the childlike wonder and the sophistication of Jim Henson’s artistry in films and television programs that are entertaining for all ages. Programs will continue in October, through the entire run of the exhibition, which closes on March 4, 2012.

This series is organized by Museum of the Moving Image, in partnership with The Jim Henson Legacy, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Irena Kovarova. It includes programs from the touring series Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy.

Take advantage of our family memberships which offer unlimited admission to the Museum’s galleries and regular screenings, reservation privileges, exclusive discounts on children’s birthday parties and much more!

Screening & Live Event
The Muppet Movie
Saturday, July 16, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Muppet Movie
Sunday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Muppet Movie
Saturday, July 23, 1:00 p.m.
Family Workshop
Shadow Puppets
Saturday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Muppet Movie
Sunday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.
Family Workshop
Shadow Puppets
Sunday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Muppet History 101
Saturday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT
"Hands Up! Heads Down!": An Inside Look at Puppetr…
Saturday, July 30, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Muppet History 101
Sunday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Dark Crystal
Saturday, August 6, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Dark Crystal
Sunday, August 7, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Dark Crystal
Saturday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Dark Crystal
Sunday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Saturday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Sunday, August 21, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Treasure Island
Saturday, August 27, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Treasure Island
Sunday, August 28, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Great Muppet Caper
Saturday, September 3, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Great Muppet Caper
Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppets from Space
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppets from Space
Sunday, September 11, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Dog City and The Storyteller: "The Soldier and Dea…
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
Family Workshop
Puppet-Making with Noel MacNeal
Saturday, September 17, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Dog City and The Storyteller: "The Soldier and Dea…
Sunday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.
Family Workshop
Puppet-Making with Noel MacNeal
Sunday, September 18, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
An Afternoon with Jane Henson: "Look Both Ways and…
Sunday, September 18, 4:00 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT
Jim Henson: Friends and Family
Sunday, September 18, 4:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Music Moments: A Weekend Celebration of Jim…
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Music Moments: A Weekend Celebration of Jim…
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Sunday, September 25, 4:30 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Sing! The Music of Sesame Street
Saturday, October 1, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Sing! The Music of Sesame Street
Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Jim Henson Television Experiments: "The Cube" and …
Friday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
Screening
A Better World: Living in Harmony
Saturday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
A Better World: Living in Harmony
Sunday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Shadow Puppets
Sunday, October 9, 3:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Jim Henson Television Experiments: "The Cube" and …
Sunday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Fairytales
Monday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Shadow Puppets
Monday, October 10, 3:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Fairytales
Monday, October 10, 3:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Fairytales
Saturday, October 15, 1:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Sound Effects
Saturday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.
Screening
Muppet Fairytales
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Sound Effects
Sunday, October 16, 3:00 p.m.
Screening
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Sunday, October 23, 12:00 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT
A Conversation with Frank Oz
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Screening
Little Shop of Horrors
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Little Shop of Horrors
Saturday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.
Screening
Little Shop of Horrors
Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Sell! Sell! Sell!: The Commercials of Jim Henson
Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
Sell! Sell! Sell!: The Commercials of Jim Henson
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
"Brought to you by…": The Short Films of Sesame St…
Saturday, November 12, 1:00 p.m.
Screening & Live Event
"Brought to you by…": The Short Films of Sesame St…
Sunday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.
PREVIEW SCREENING
The Muppets
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Screening
The Muppet Movie
Saturday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
The Muppet Movie
Sunday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Friday, November 25, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Friday, November 25, 3:00 p.m.
Screening
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Saturday, November 26, 1:00 p.m.
Screening
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Sunday, November 27, 1:00 p.m.