The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States

MUPPETS TAKE MAHONING II (35mm Henson Fan Event) w/ Labyrinth, Dark Crystal & More

By Mahoning Drive-in Theater (other events)

2 Dates Through May 18, 2024

Muppet News Flash! On May 17-18th, get on board the bus to the Happiness Hotel as The Mahoning Drive-In Theater, in association with THE BARRETTA BROTHERS VODCAST/PODCAST, proudly present MUPPETS TAKE MAHONING #2!  A two-night, four-film celebration of fleece, foam, and fandom with Jim Henson and The Muppets on 35mm!

We had so much fun last year at our single-day event, that we just had to add one more in ’24!

Arrive early for Muppet-themed vendors, costume contests, a Muppet sing-along at intermission, and a variety show that puts YOU in the spotlight hosted by TJ McGlinchey - before sundown! (sign-ups coming soon!) Themed DJ sets, raffles, themed food items and more fun before the sun sets and the starry sky descends onto the massive Mahoning screen!

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 17th, hey, a movie! The Muppets get into all sorts of international intrigue when they pull off THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (1981)! Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo are reporters visiting England to interview Lady Holiday, victim of a jewel theft, and find themselves on the trail of the thief!  Featuring the Muppets on bicycles and a hog-riding (ahem) Miss Piggy!  Starring everybody…and Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Charles Grodin, and Peter Ustinov!

We follow that Caper with Jim Henson’s visionary dark fantasy, THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982), a stunning feat of puppetry and production design.  Another world, another time…in the age of wonder, two Elflings embark on a dangerous quest to take control from the evil Skeksis and restore order to their world.  Amazing creatures and landscapes are encountered in search of the missing shard of The Dark Crystal!

ON SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 18th, a 10th Anniversary screening! The Muppets once again find themselves embroiled in European jewel thievery, in MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014) - this time finding a nemesis in dastardly Kermit doppelganger, Constantine! Featuring a full phalanx of Muppet members on the run from the law! Co-starring Ricky Gervais, and Tina Fey. Featuring guest appearances by Salma Hayek, Frank Langella, Tony Bennett and many more!

Once the appropriate villains have been brought to justice, the party on the lot continues with Jim Henson’s musical fantasy LABYRINTH (1986)!  Jennifer Connelly braves an otherworldly labyrinth, with a team of bizarre allies, to rescue her baby brother, who has been kidnapped by The Goblin King Jareth, played by the iconic David Bowie. But can she do it before the midnight deadline?

Gates open at 6pm. Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $12 (per person/day) - General+Extended Pass*: $22 (per person/day)

Kids Pricing: $5 General Ticket (under 13years). Extended Pass available at gate.

*extended pass allows you to extend your stay until noon the following day.

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All events are Rain or Shine. No refunds or transfers.