BFI IMAX has announced an incredibly rare chance to experience ‘Star Wars: Episode IV –  New Hope (George Lucas, 1977), ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Irvin Kershner, 1980) and ‘Star Wars Episode Vi: Return Of The Jedi’ (Richard Marquand, 1983) on the UK’s largest screen this December.

The special editions of these beloved films will play for an extremely limited time, with all three shown back-to-back on both Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December before they return to the vault indefinitely. Rarely shown in cinemas, this is an unmissable chance to see the sci-fi trilogy that changed the face of Hollywood on BFI IMAX’s 65-foot screen with 12-channel immersive sound. These must-see screenings of the original STAR WARS trilogy mark the culmination of the four-month-long BFI IMAX sci-fi celebration, Sci-fIMAX: Into the Future, Now!

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The trilogy begins with ‘Star Wars: Episode IV –  New Hope’ (George Lucas, 1977). Thrust into the fight between the Rebel Alliance and the tyrannical Empire, Luke Skywalker starts on a journey that will change the galaxy forever. Leaving behind the desert planet of Tatooine, he joins Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the malevolent Darth Vader. The world’s favourite galactic team takes shape along the way, with Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids R2–D2 and C-3PO also joining the fray.

Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebel Alliance across the stars in the electrifying sequel, ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Irvin Kershner, 1980). After a destructive battle on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the Dagobah system and trains with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. But as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO attempt to outrun Darth Vader’s evil forces, the Sith Lord lures young Luke into a trap in Bespin’s Cloud City, determined to convert him to the dark side.

Finally, experience the triumph of ‘Star Wars Episode Vi: Return Of The Jedi’ (Richard Marquand, 1983) on the UK’s largest screen. In this epic conclusion, the Empire prepares to crush the resistance once and for all with a second, more powerful Death Star, as the dwindling Rebel Alliance mounts a massive counter attack led by Princess Leia on the moon of Endor. Meanwhile, as the evil Emperor Palpatine watches on, Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader and the allure of the dark side in a climatic duel which will decide the fate of the galaxy.

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