David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' Returns to Theaters to Benefit Cancer Research
Turning tragedy into change.
UK cinema chain Odeon will bring the Henson-directed fantasy film back to theaters the week of January 18, proceeds going directly to charity Cancer Research UK.
The cinema's commercial director, Andy Edge, spoke highly of Bowie as he announced the event:
"David Bowie had a glittering career and gave us decades of entertainment," he said in a statement. "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."
Odeon further explains its inspiration here:
"In memory of legendary artist David Bowie we're bringing you a special charity screening of his most fantastical film, Labyrinth. With all profits going to charity the screening is a chance to celebrate the life of Bowie and continue his legacy of helping others with his brilliant creations."
No news yet on whether other countries will be following suit, but demand is high.
With each movement initiated, much-needed progress is made in the area of cancer research; scientists become closer to life-altering revelations, and statements like "cancer will be around forever" seem that much less feasible.
After all: "It's only forever, it's not long at all."