It’s time to ‘come on and slam’ because ‘Space Jam’ is turning 20! In honor of this anniversary, the Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny cinematic spectacular will be shown in theaters again. If you believe you can fly, find out when and where you can see the movie on the big screen!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two decades since Michael, 53, teamed up with Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes to take on the Monstars in Space Jam. In honor of 1996’s mix of live-action and animation, Warner Bros. and Fathom Events will screen the film on Nov. 13 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. If you can’t make it that day, don’t worry. It’ll be shown again on Nov. 16 at 7:00 PM (all times local, according to the official press release.)
The film will be shown in more than 450 select movie theaters in the U.S., which fans can locate via Fathom Events official website. Tickets could be bought online or at participating box offices.
“Space Jam has been a family favorite for the last 20 years and is sure to remain so for the next 20 and beyond,” Tom Lucas, the Vice President of Studio Relations for Fathom Events, said in the press release. “This event is the perfect chance for audiences of all ages to view the film as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen.”
Does this mean there will be a special 20th anniversary of the soundtrack? Along with the chart-topping “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, 49, the official Space Jam album featured tracks by Seal, 53, D’Angelo, 42, Monica, 35, and the monster jam with LL Cool J, 48, Busta Rhymes, 44, Coolio, 53, B-Real, 46, and Method Man, 45. A reissue might be helpful to R. Kelly’s new girlfriend, Halle Calhoun, as the 19-year-old woman wasn’t alive when the film hit the theaters.
With Space Jam turning 20 and coming back to theaters, will it finally get its long-talked-about sequel with LeBron James, 31? The Cleveland Cavaliers star has often been talked about as the one who could take over for Michael. Director Justin Lin, 45, started writing the script in May 2016, according to Forbes, and LeBron is reportedly attached. So, here’s hoping its out before the original film celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Are you going to see Space Jam in the theaters, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for the chance to watch it on the big screen?