Star Wars (Special Edition)
Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
See George Lucas’ 1977 film that started it all on a big screen with immersive sound. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meets a wandering old sage named Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). After regaling him with tales of interplanetary threats and hazy personal connections to it all, Kenobi sweeps Luke off to space in a rickety ship flown by a cocky captain (Harrison For) and his hirsute co-pilot with ambitions to save a beautiful princess (Carrie Fisher,) as well as the galaxy from evil forces led by the menacing Darth Vader. Few films have had more of an impact on popular culture than this box office juggernaut, which cannily stirred together elements of early cinema serials, westerns, sci-fi epics, mythological quest narratives, and more, all executed by a group of ingenious visual and sound effects artists who would define American fantasy filmmaking well into the 21st century.
See original props from the film and more interactive movie making magic in the museum galleries.