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Original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy gets UK open air screening

The three films will be aired as part of the BFI's 'Sci Fi Under The Stars' series

The original Star Wars trilogy will be given an open air screening for the first time in the UK by the British Film Institute this summer.

In partnership with The Luna Cinema, BFI’s ‘Sci-Fi Under The Stars’ series will bring many of the best-loved sci-fi films to a number of outdoor venues in the UK. The original Star Wars trilogy, for example, will be shown at both Hampton Court Palace and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

The three original Star Wars films will be screened one day after another, starting tomorrow with Star Wars: A New Hope at Hampton Court Palace and finishing with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on Friday (August 5). Tickets are available at the Luna Cinema website.

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Edward Humphrey, Director of Digital at the BFI, said ‘With support from Lucasfilm and our event partners The Luna Cinema it’s a great privilege to screen the original Star Wars trilogy in magnificent outdoor settings for the very first time in the UK. We look forward to welcoming sci-fi fans new and old to our collection of unique and festive events.”

Other films scheduled to be shown in the series during August include Back To The Future at Tonbridge Castle, Jurassic Park at Kew Gardens and Blade Runner at Opera Holland Park. Additionally, there will be a number of outdoor showings of the most recent Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

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