The Original Star Wars Trilogy is Returning to the Big Screen!

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Last December, millions of people got to see “Star Wars” make its big-screen comeback with the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. And this summer, “Star Wars” will return to cinemas again with the incredibly rare screening of the original Star Wars trilogy.

The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is sponsoring a nationwide roadshow of screenings, with “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, and “Return of the Jedi” being screened at cinemas in their 1997 re-release form. This is an event that doesn’t occur to often, and one that any movie buff and “Star Wars” fan should take advantage of. VP of special events at The Alamo Drafthouse Henri Mazza says, “Seeing the original trilogy on the big screen for the first time is a real life-altering event and just a supreme amount of fun. When the films became available to book for screenings like these, we jumped at the chance to do something big.”

The sale date for tickets haven’t been announced yet, but are projected to be on sale on May the 4th, and will be available for purchase at Returnofthetrilogy.com. More screenings will be added, but as of now the dates and cities of the tour are:

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

Not only will audiences get the treat of seeing the original trilogy in theaters again (or perhaps for the first time), but there will also be specially curated content before and after the screenings. I am going to try to get my tickets as soon as they’re available, that’s for sure! I especially can’t wait to see my personal favorite “Star Wars” film, “Return of the Jedi” on the big screen–the speeder bike scene is sure to look even more amazing! What film are you most excited to re-visit in theaters?

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