Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Millennium Park will be hosting a showing of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Yes, I agree, this sounds pretty cool. A cool summer breeze, a lawn, maybe a blanket, some snacks and a couple of friends, and Luke, Han and Leia acting out one of the best space operas in existence right in front of your eyes.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the new screen at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a monster. 40 feet long, 22.5 feet high, it’s LED system essentially makes it a giant television. I don’t really know what any of this means, but it sounds awesome. Having seen the screen with my own two eyes, I can definitely attest that you’ll never see another showing of Star Wars like this. Especially for free!
Yes, it’s true, this is the “Director’s Cut.” Despite any grievances hardcore fans might have, as long as you remember that Han shot first, I think you can get through it.
Find out more at the City of Chicago’s website.