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The original 'Star Wars' trilogy is returning to theaters

Engadget Engadget 12/04/2016 Jon Fingas
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If you yearn for the heady days when you could watch the original Star Wars movies in theaters, you're in for a treat. Alamo Drafthouse (a very big fan of classic movies) has arranged screenings of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi in special locations over 20 cities over the course of August, starting in 7 cities on August 6th. These are the tweaked re-releases from 1997 (sorry, no despecialized versions here), but they'll give you a hint of what it was like to see the adventures of Luke, Leia and Han in their initial format.

Just be prepared to act quickly and clear out your schedule. Alamo starts pre-orders on May 4th (naturally), and each screening will show all three movies back-to-back -- you might want to gulp down an energy drink before you go. These kinds of marathons are par for the course for the theater chain, but Star Wars is bound to create even more of a frenzy than usual.

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