Muppets, Music and Magic

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 8, 2011 9:50 AM |
Muppets early

As part of its month-long Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy series, timed with release of the new Muppets movie, the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre offers a run of the popular movies and other cinematic goodies that grew out of the famous puppets franchise, which grew out of Sesame Street. Among the highlights this weekend: the '80s movie musicals The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan -- with Liza Minnelli in a cameo -- and "Muppet History 201: More Rarities from the Henson Vault," featuring recently unearthed clips of Muppets TV appearances. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $8.50 to $11 each screening. Call 301-495-6720 or visit

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