When we talk about Space Jam these days, it’s usually about the proposed sequel starring LeBron James. Discussions about some kind of continuation of the Looney Tunes meets basketball film is appropriate because we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of that film, and in a perfect world, this would have been the perfect time for that King James-led reboot, but he’s still busy playing basketball against humans and winning world championships for most of the year. So maybe this will work just as well: Fathom Events has announcement that next month, they’ll be bringing the original ’96 Space Jam back to theatres for Looney Tunes versus space monsters delight.
Fathom Events announced on its site that on November 13 and November 16, Space Jam will be returning to 450 theatres across the country for the big screen delight of fans. There’s a whole generation of fans now that haven’t experience Space Jam in the cinema, and Fathom Events vice president of studio relations Tom Lucas wants to give it to them. “Space Jam has been a family favorite for the last 20 years and is sure to remain so for the next 20 and beyond,” he said. “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.”
Space Jam follows a group of aliens that come to Earth to kidnap the Looney Tunes and take them back to their home planet as amusement park attractions. The Looney Tunes recruit Michael Jordan, who was then in the middle of his attempt at professional baseball, to lead them in a basketball game to determine their fate against the Monstars, humongous aliens that have stolen their abilities from Earth’s best basketball players. The movie made $230 million worldwide in its original box office run.
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