The world became a darker place on January 10, 2016. That day, the death of David Bowie left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans throughout the world. Few, if any, mortals could equal the body of work and immeasurable influence the singer-songwriter managed in his 69 years on this planet. It’s not out of line to say that David Bowie changed music forever.
In addition to the indelible mark he made in the realm of music, Bowie also enjoyed a more-than-respectable acting career. On top of cameos as himself in works like Extras and Zoolander, he had a number of other roles that ranged in seriousness and scope from “Lord Royal Highness” on SpongeBob Squarepants to Phillip Jeffries on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. However, no role on Bowie’s lengthy acting résumé will be remembered more fondly than his turn as Jareth The Goblin King in Labyrinth.
On January 10, 2020, Avalon Theater and Times Cinema will honor the influential musician, actor, and cultural icon on the fourth anniversary of his passing by screening two films Bowie had a hand in making. That night, Avalon will screen a 4K restoration of Labyrinth at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Times Cinema will host a 9 p.m. screening of Cat People—the 1982 erotic horror film, for which Bowie recorded the title song—as part of WMSE‘s monthly Friday Night Freak Show.
Tickets to Labyrinth and Cat People are $5 and they’re available now (linked above). There will never be another David Bowie. Thankfully, his music and films will live on for years to come.