UK cinema chain to screen David Bowie’s classic film ‘Labyrinth’ for charity

Screenings in aid of Cancer Research UK will take place in eight cities across the country

A leading UK cinema chain will screen Labyrinth tomorrow night (January 19) in honour of the late David Bowie.

Proceeds raised from the screenings in eight cities across the country will be donated to Cancer Research UK, Odeon have announced.

“David Bowie had a glittering career and gave us decades of entertainment,” Odeon’s commercial director Andy Edge said in a press release. “We are honoured to celebrate his work with these special charity screenings. We hope as many guests as possible will join us to enjoy Labyrinth and help raise money for a fantastic cause.”

The charity Labyrinth screenings will take place in Birmingham, Cardiff, Gateshead, Kingston, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Southampton tomorrow evening. Further information is available here.

Directed by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, Labyrinth was originally released in cinemas in 1986. It follows a young Jennifer Connelly as she ventures into an otherworldly maze to rescue her younger brother, who has been kidnapped by Bowie’s fantastical creature The Goblin King.

Bowie recorded five songs for the soundtrack: ‘Underground’, ‘Chilly Down’, ‘As The World Falls Down’, ‘Within You’ and perhaps most famously, ‘Magic Dance’.

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