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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Opens on September 25

Director: Irvin Kershner Run Time: 124 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1980

Starring: Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

“As deep and universal as storytelling itself”

Roger Ebert

In 1980, George Lucas’s sequel to Star Wars made its theatrical debut. For the first time, the Center is thrilled to present The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen.

About the film:

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Sound and Special Achievement for visual effects. Nominated for Best Art Direction for set decoration and Best Original score for the iconic music by composer John Williams.

Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary with us!

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