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'Star Wars' original trilogy to hit theaters in August

The original 'Star Wars' trilogy is headed back to theaters thanks to Alamo Drafthouse.

The theater chain revealed on Tuesday that it will sponsor a nationwide roadshow of "A New Hope," "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

"It's always been a dream to show the original 'Star Wars' trilogy again — somehow, someway," Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse's vice president of special events, said in a statement. "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."


Back-to-back screenings of the re-mastered trilogy will take place in more than 20 cities nationwide in August, with more dates and locations yet to be announced. Tickets will be available starting May 4th, known to fans of the franchise as "Star Wars Day."

Prices have yet to be set for these tickets, but a spokesman for Alamo Drafthouse said that the official price tag will likely be revealed next week.