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The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Month – July 2023

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Travel full speed ahead for Star Wars Month this July, featuring all three entries of the original trilogy! A long, long time ago – 1977 to be exact – a quirky little movie called Star Wars hit theaters and the world was never the same. Wowing audiences around the world with its revolutionary special effects and timeless space opera story, the film paved the way for two similarly-successful sequels as well as an expanded franchise that is still going strong to this day. Catch the next TIE Fighter to The Frida and experience the hype(erspace) all over again!

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Jul 14 – 16
Directed by George Lucas | 1977

Ages ago, evil Imperial forces kidnap Princess Leia of Alderaan in their efforts to take over the Galactic Empire. When the legendary Ben Kenobi hears of the Empire’s dire claim, he recruits the venturesome Luke Skywalker of Tattooine and Han Solo, the dashing captain of the Millennium Falcon, to unite with robo-duo R2-D2 and C-3PO and rescue Leia, all while restoring peace and justice to the galaxy.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – Jul 21 – 23
Directed by Irvin Kershner | 1980

Luke Skywalker, slightly older but eager than ever to defeat the evil Galactic Empire, aspires to learn the ways of the Jedi from the aging master Yoda, who teaches Luke the Force with more discipline than he could ever have expected. Meanwhile, Darth Vader and his Imperial Army threaten to resurface, as rebel leader Princess Leia, the daring Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droid-duo C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrust into woes of betrayal and galactic despair.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – Jul 28 – 30
Directed by Richard Marquand | 1983

Luke Skywalker, leading a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, vows to destroy the Empire once and for all, while the presence of Darth Vader grows ever more relative. Meanwhile, as Emperor Palpatine threatens to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second Death Star, war brews between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire until at last exploding on the forests of Endor, leaving the galaxy’s fate up to whoever survives.

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