Disney’s Hollywood Studios To Kick Off Star Wars Weekends Tomorrow!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Jedis, Wookiees and Ewoks, Oh My!
Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in May and June for Star Wars Weekends, a sci-fi fan-fest inspired by the popular film saga. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 21-June 13, 2010, Disney’s Hollywood Studios becomes the galaxy’s home for out-of-this-world characters including Sith, Bith, droids, bounty hunters, Twi’leks and Rodians.
Dates are May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6 and June 11-13. This year’s event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” which first appeared in theaters May 21, 1980.
More than 50 Star Wars characters will roam the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities. Also featured: the chance to purchase special- and limited-edition Star Wars memorabilia, Star Wars trivia contests, Jedi Training Academy, Star Wars parades, rides aboard Star Tours and the popular “Hyperspace Hoopla” dance party.
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Collider Attends THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Charity Screening in Hollywood With Harrison Ford Doing a Rare Q&A
About a month ago we reported Lucasfilm would be doing a special one-night-only charity screening of The Empire Strikes Back at the Arclight in Hollywood with Harrison Ford doing a very rare on-stage Q&A! The screening would benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and tickets were $100 each. Well, tonight was the screening and while I was curious how the event would play out, I’ll admit as a lifelong Star Wars fan, getting to see Ford talk for 30 minutes about playing Han Solo was very cool.
Since the theater only held about 400 people, I decided to take notes on the Q&A and also write about the entire night. For a full recap, hit the jump:
As I said, the event was held at the best theater in Los Angeles – the Arclight in Hollywood. Outside the theater Lucasfilm had set up a red carpet and while Harrison Ford is definitely press shy and has been very quiet about his work in the Star Wars movies, I watched him work the line like a pro and talk to a ton of people.
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I have to admit I love anything Star Wars – yes, even the crappy ones, because it gives me an opportunity to wax lyrical about the original trilogy! Will you watch the Star Wars weekend? Or do you think Star Wars is overrated?
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