The Original Star Wars Trilogy Is Coming to the Boston Opera House
The new Rogue One trailer isn’t the only reason why Star Wars fever continues to catch fire.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain has announced that it is sponsoring roadshow screenings of the original Star Wars trilogy around the country this summer, including a stop at the Boston Opera House.
That’s right fans, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi will be played back-to-back-to-back in Boston for one day only on Saturday, August 27.
According to a press release, the screenings, dubbed “Return of the Trilogy,” will include special video content prior to each film, contests, “force”-themed props, and a few other surprises. Organizers also invite fans to come dressed coming dressed as their favorite characters.
“It’s always been a dream to show the original Star Wars trilogy again – somehow, someway,” Alamo Drafthouse’s vice president of special events Henri Mazza said in a 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.”
While it’s definitely cool to see that the original trilogy will be heading back to the big screen, there’s just one problem.
Unfortunately, the films that will be presented are not going to be in the format that they were released back in the ’70s and ’80s. Instead, the awful, 1997 re-release editions will be screened, meaning that fans will be forced to sit through those terrible “updated” scenes.
If you’re not too bummed over the format, tickets will go on sale at ReturnOfTheTrilogy.com on “Star Wars Day,” Wednesday, May 4.