Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, is on vacation in Los Angeles with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams). They discover that greedy Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to raze Muppet Studios and drill for oil on the spot. Desperate to save the Muppets' former stomping grounds, the three friends join forces with Kermit to reunite Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of the gang to hold a telethon to raise the $10 million they need to save the studio.
This BFI Comedy Genius screening of The Muppets will be introduced by adopted Midlands comedian Ian Boldsworth, a stand-up comic and podcast host who has a passion for The Muppets and will be doing his own TEDx style introduction to this 2011 incarnation of the felt favourites.
Comedy Genius is a celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery.
Midlands Arts Centre is serious about film. We listen to our audiences to ensure you get the cinema experience you want. Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can find more information about our cinema refreshments policy here. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.