The original “Star Wars” trilogy is coming back to theaters, with plans just unveiled for a road show launching in August under the billing “Return of the Trilogy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The movies will be shown as a triple feature in more than 20 cities across the U.S. as part of a program organized by Alamo Drafthouse, which also features additional onscreen content and what is being teased as ‘contests, props to bring the power of the Force to life, and other special surprises,'” the story reports.
The screenings will feature the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of the movies, not the original theatrical versions that were released from 1977-1983. Among the cities that have been booked are Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Boston and Philadelphia. “Tickets for the events will, fittingly, be available online May 4 — or, as fans know it, Star Wars Day,” THR adds.