Monday, April 21

Repertory Series ArchiveKids' Movies Not Just For Kids

The Great Muppet Caper


(1981) dir Jim Henson w/Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the whole gang + Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov, Peter Falk, Oscar The Grouch [95 min; 35mm]
Intrepid reporters Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo go to London to interview fashion designer Lady Holiday (Rigg), whose jewels have been stolen. When the jewel thieves strike again and Holiday’s secretary, Miss Piggy, is accused of the crime, it’s Kermit and friends to the rescue.

The Muppet Show was not a straightforward variety show; it was a television show within a show. Each week, viewers got to see not only the skits and musical numbers that were on the program, but they saw the backstage hijinks and Miss Piggy’s diva tantrums.  These two worlds allowed for two corresponding layers of narrative… THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER establishes this thematic continuation by being a film within a film.” —Deirdre Crimmins

Read more of Deirdre’s thoughts on THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER in her Brattle Film Notes essay


BUY TICKETS – Monday, April 21
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  • THE MUPPET MOVIE at 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM (tickets available soon!)
  • THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER at 1:30, 7:30 PM (tickets available soon!)
  • THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN at 3:30, 9:30 PM (tickets available soon!)

Select the Multi Feature ticket for the earliest show you want to see and watch all three for one low price! Brattle Passes Accepted