A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, three films—three seminal, game-changing, universe-creating, world-defining films—were released into the world, effectively creating an entire pinnacle of our culture. And now, those very films will be re-released into theaters once more. Grab your nearest BARC speeder and position its destination to your nearest Alamo Drafthouse theater, because that’s where “The Return of the Trilogy” roadshow screenings of the original Star Wars trilogy will take place.
Now, since we know the question is on everybody’s lips: no, they won’t be the original, despecialized editions of the films (sorry)! Instead, all three films — Episode IV – A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi — will be shown in their 1997 re-release format. Regardless of your opinions on that, the fact still remains: even the thought of seeing Star Wars on the big screen, in any format, is rad as hell.
Below you’ll find the current list of dates for the traveling show, but note that additional dates and locations are still to be announced.
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 (Ep. 4-A New Hope)
August 12 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts (Ep. 5-The Empire Strikes Back)
August 13 – Austin, TX / The Long Center for the Performing Arts (Ep. 6-Return of the Jedi)
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
For more info and to purchase tickets on sale May 4th, visit ReturnOfTheTrilogy.com! Are you excited about the showings? Let us know in the comments below.
And just because, let’s break down that Rogue One trailer, shall we?
Image Credit: Lucasfilm; Alamo Drafthouse
Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor of Nerdist. Find her on Twitter (@alicialutes) but only if you, like, really want to.