The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side.
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over the City by the Bay on Tuesday, choosing LA as the home of a museum that will showcase his life's work along with a huge collection of more general film history and other art.
After what organizers called "extensive due diligence and deliberation," they announced that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in LA's Exposition Park, where it will sit alongside other more traditional museums the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Science Center, which houses the space shuttle Endeavour.
Lucas has been trying to build the museum for nearly a decade and is financing the project by himself with plans to spend over $1 billion.
It had several possible locations but eventually came down to yet another heated rivalry between the two always-competing cities, with San Francisco offering Treasure Island with its scenic views in the middle of the bay as a home that the museum would have had virtually to itself.
"We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process," the museum organizers said in a statement.
It will house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations and film-related items including storyboards and costumes from "The Wizard of Oz," ''Casablanca" and of course "Star Wars."