It may be infathomable for some to comprehend even re-releasing classic movies like any of the Star Wars films to the big screen, but it all really depends partly on strategy. Thus, the collective love hasn’t been lost at all with the staunch approval from fans over the latest efforts from J.J. Abrams and one forthcoming via director Rian Johnson this winter as the new wave of reinvigorated Star Wars fandom continues, and if it won’t be too much for you come this summer, then you’re in for a real treat.
As it stands, the original trilogy itself from director George Lucas is always and forever one worth celebrating, and so you’re forgiven if you’re one of the millions of people in the world who would line-up for anything and everything Star Wars. As such, that courtesy now extends to those who plan on attending The Return Of The Trilogy, a roadshow event happening around the country this August in which all three original films – Episodes IV, V and VI, will be shown as triple features courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse.
The official announcement is below with all you need to know, and a link to do what you need to do to get a seat as fast as 12 parsecs!
Alamo Drafthouse is so excited they could pull the ears off a gundark to announce they’ll be bringing the original STAR WARS trilogy to cities across the country this August with its epic “Return of the Trilogy” roadshow program.
EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI have long been out of release, locked up tight in the vaults. Now, an ultra rare opportunity will bring these beloved original classics of the STAR WARS universe roaring across the big screen at movie palaces and performing arts venues from coast to coast.
Not only that, they’ll screen back-to-back-to-back as one galactic-sized triple feature – taking audiences from Luke’s humble beginnings on Tattooine all the way through to the final climactic battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire in a single sitting. The Force, as they say, will be strong with us.
“It’s always been a dream to show the original STAR WARS trilogy again – somehow, someway,” says Alamo Drafthouse’s VP of Special Events, Henri Mazza. “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.”
While many dates and locations are still to be announced, “Return of the Trilogy” screenings will take place at venues in over 20 cities throughout the month of August. All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format. Tickets for most markets will go on sale at ReturnOfTheTrilogy.com on May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You.
More than just an epic triple-feature, each “Return of the Trilogy” show will be in its own unique celebratory event, featuring specially curated video content before and between films, contests, props to bring the power of the Force to life, and other special surprises. And coming dressed as your favorite Jedi, scoundrel pilot, or rebel scum will be very much encouraged.
THE RETURN OF THE TRILOGY Roadshow:
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 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts
August 12 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts
August 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
*Additional Dates / Locations To Be Announced
For more info and to purchase tickets on sale May 4th, visit ReturnOfTheTrilogy.com