The Boston Opera House will screen the original Star Wars trilogy this summer

It’s not a trap.

Star Wars
–Twentieth Century Fox Film

You’re about to get the opportunity to travel to a galaxy (and a time period) far, far away—with a chance to see the Star Wars original trilogy on the big screen.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi will be screened back to back in a few lucky cities this August as part of a roadshow sponsored by The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, and Boston is one of the chosen locations for the throwback theater experience. The film series, dubbed “The Return of the Trilogy,” will be shown August 27 at the Boston Opera House.


Each screening will feature curated video content before and between films, along with contests, props “to bring the power of the Force to life,” and other “special surprises,” according to a press release.

“It’s always been a dream to show the original Star Wars trilogy again – somehow, someway,” said Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse’s VP of special events, in the release. “Seeing the original trilogy on the big screen for the first time is a real life-altering event and just a supreme amount of fun. When the films became available to book for screenings like these, we jumped at the chance to do something big.”

The films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format. Tickets will go on sale soon at—you can sign up here to get updates on exactly when they’ll be available. May the force be with you.

Updated 5/4/2016 2:44 p.m.: This article has been updated with new information about ticket availability. 

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