While we’re still basking in the glow of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and anticipating the arrival of Rogue One, fanboys and the casual fan alike will be able to see the film trilogy that started it all on the big screen. Thanks to film distributer Alamo Drafthouse the original Star Wars trilogy can be seen in one night on the big screen. This special event roadshow tour of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi can be seen in select cities in August. These films will play back to back in one night and feature contests, prizes, and special video content.
This is especially great for new fans of the space fantasy franchise who’ve never had the chance to see these films in theatres. The original Star Wars films are epic, adventurous, space operatic mythologies that have to be seen on the big screen. George Lucas created a series of films that amazingly combine elements of science fiction, elements of the samurai warrior culture, mixed with the power of myths and the basic spirituality that is the heart and “force” of these space dramas. It tells the story of Luke Skywalker, a man who must become a hero to overcome darkness and become a master. These films follow the traditional “hero’s journey” that we find in ancient storytelling and it is that type of storytelling that make these films timeless.
For the Star Wars purist, these screenings will be the 1997 re-release versions, which means Han doesn’t shoot first, Jabba The Hut appears in A New Hope, and no “Yub-Nub” at the end of Return of the Jedi. However, you still get to relive the magic of seeing the epic opening scene of the Imperial Star Destroyer, hearing Darth Vader’s pulsating theme music, and watching epic space battles and light saber duels, all on the big screen.
More info about these events cab be found at Drafthouse.com. Tickets for the select city tour will be available on May 4th.