This summer's 'Star Wars' season is extended 'to meet high levels of demand'
Secret Cinema has added a host of extra dates to this summer’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back season.
When the immersive film experience company announced its The Empire Strikes Back season last Wednesday (March 11), the screening events were scheduled to run from June 2 to August 4 at a secret London location. However, the season has now been extended by around seven weeks until September 27 to meet “high levels of demand”.
Tickets for all dates, priced at £75 for adults and £50 for children, will go on sale this Wednesday (March 18) at 1pm on the Secret Cinema website. Those under the age of 12 will not be permitted to attend.
“Audiences will be transported into a richly detailed galactic space opera where they will become part of one of the most ambitious and dreamlike Secret Cinema experiences the UK has ever seen,” organisers have teased.
Secret Cinema hit the headlines last July (2014) when the first night of its Back To The Future screening season was cancelled due to “unavoidable circumstances”. The company recreated the town of Hill Valley from the classic 1985 sci-fi film at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Leaving their mobile phones at the door, audiences were encouraged to attend in fancy dress and become part of the experience alongside actors.
In the end, over 75,000 people attended the screenings, including the film’s writer Bob Gale, who called it “a truly amazing experience”. A second season of Back To The Future screening events is set to take place in Los Angeles this autumn.