Labyrinth + The Wizard of Oz - Double Bill

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Sat 11 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30
£23.75 (includes £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 18.45 First film starts approximately 21.00. Labyrinth will be shown first. 

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Settle in – you’re about to go on an amazing odyssey. For one night only Somerset House is transformed into a world of extravagant fantasy and musical delight with two of cinema’s most beloved dream-world adventures.

Certificate U
Duration 101 + 103 mins 
First film starts approximately 21.00, Labyrinth shown first

The first part of the evening will take you into Labyrinth, the endlessly surprising and creature-filled fairytale from the minds of Muppet maestro Jim Henson, Star Wars creator George Lucas, Monty Python’s Terry Jones and legendary designer Brian Froud.

When teenager Sarah discovers that her baby brother Toby has disappeared, she must make her way through a fiendishly complex magical maze, in just thirteen hours, to win him back from Jareth, the Goblin King. David Bowie delivers a wonderfully mysterious and magical performance as the Goblin King, providing the film with five memorable songs and a series of unfeasibly tight trousers.

Labyrinth is in many ways a remarkable achievement

New York Times
Labyrinth, Official Trailer

Later in the evening, we’re off down the Yellow Brick road to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz. The 1939 classic is a film that you can simply never grow tired of, which you’re never too old to enjoy and retains a strangeness that still makes it a little scary (who can forget the Wicked Witch of the West and those flying monkeys). With Judy Garland delivering iconic songs that have stood the test of time and old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion along for companionship, this is the perfect way to re-discover a film classic. So put on those ruby slippers and join us for a dream double-bill.

The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.

Entertainment Weekly
The Wizard of Oz, Official Trailer
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