April 12, 2016 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - 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, most will 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
*Additional Dates / Locations To Be Announced
For more info and to purchase tickets on sale May 4th, visit ReturnOfTheTrilogy.com
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