The Original Star Wars Trilogy Is Returning to the Big Screen

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 1:42PM
Star Wars
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 1:42PM
The Original Star Wars Trilogy Is Returning to the Big Screen
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For the first time in over a decade, the original Star Wars trilogy is coming back to theaters! The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is holding roadshow screenings in cities around the country this summer, giving fans a chance to do the ultimate Star Wars marathon.

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"Travel with us back to a galaxy far, far away… For the first time in over a decade Alamo Drafthouse is bringing the original STARWARS trilogy roaring back to big screens at movie palaces and performing arts centers across the country this August. That's EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI all back on the big screen."
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Some of the screenings will be in theaters, but since the roadshow will take place during the summer, some of the showings will be outside, under the stars. Unfortunately, for "Han shot first" devotees (read: all Star Wars fans), the films will be shown in their re-release 1977 format, but we all know what really happened, so it's fine.

Here's a list of dates, with more screenings to be added before August, and you can buy tickets here:

August 6 – San Francisco, CA / The Warfield
August 6 – Kansas City, MO / The Midland Theatre
August 6 – Washington, D.C. / Warner Theatre
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
August 6 – New York, NY / The Town Hall
August 6 – Miami, FL / Olympia Theatre
August 6 – San Antonio, TX  Majestic Theatre
August 7 – New York, NY / Kings Theatre
August 7 – Dallas, TX / Majestic Theatre
August 11 – 13 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts
August 13 – Philadelphia, PA / The Keswick Theatre
August 13 – Louisville, KY / Brown Theatre
August 20 – Oakland, CA / Paramount Theatre
August 27 – Boston, MA / The Boston Opera House
Date TBD – Houston, TX / Venue  TBD
Date TBD – Denver, CO / Venue TBD
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