After the news of Disney buying Lucasfilm last year, the world was buzzing about a new trip to a galaxy far, far away under the direction of J.J. Abrams. But before that new adventure hits theaters from the ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ director, an old one will reemerge on the big screen one more time to commemorate a very special milestone.
On May the fourth, the day that fans all over the world celebrate George Lucas’ legendary series, Entertainment Weekly’s CapeTown Film Festival will host a few very special screenings of ‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’ in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary for one day only at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the site of the film’s world premiere back in May 1983.
There are four screenings planned for 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:00 pm, each featuring some familiar faces from the famous film franchise. Tickets to these screenings at this inaugural festival will only be $11, but fans with an EW subscription or an American Cinematheque membership will have first dibs at getting tickets through a special pre-sale with a discounted price of $7. What a bargain!
So far, I’m not finding much information about what else is going on at the festival just yet, but keep checking in at Entertainment Weekly to find out. However, this first presentation that they’ve announced is sure to be a hit.
What about you? Are you making plans to attend the first ever CapeTown Film Festival? What about one of the special ‘Return of the Jedi’ screenings? Let us know if you are in the comments below.