Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy to Play Back-to-Back-to-Back in Theaters in August

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
April 12, 2016 Updated: April 13, 2016

The original “Star Wars” trilogy is returning to the big screens—thanks to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

The movie chain, via its New York Twitter page, announced on April 12 that it’ll be screening “Episode IV—A New Hope,” “Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Episode VI—Return of the Jedi” back-to-back-to-back in venues throughout the country.

“It’s always been a dream to show the original STAR WARS trilogy again—somehow, someway,” said Alamo Drafthouse’s VP of Special Events, Henri Mazza in a released statement. “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.”

All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.

Return of the Trilogy” screenings will take place in over 20 cities throughout the month of August. Viewers are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters and to expect special surprises. 

Most locations and dates are yet to be announced, but people can purchase tickets here once they go on sale on May 4 (known as Star Wars Day to fans, “May the fourth be with you.”). 


     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