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Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope

The original 'Star Wars' returns to the big screen for one week

Help us Obi-Wan, you're our only hope
Written by
Nick Dent

Back in 1977, cinema audiences lost their minds as first an impressively big space ship zoomed into view, only to be followed by a vastly bigger Imperial Star Destroyer in hot pursuit.

You can relive that more innocent time – long, long ago, before sequels, prequels and global shutdowns – with the Hayden Orpheum's one-week season of George Lucas's original Star Wars, retrospectively titled Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope

Feel the pull of primal storytelling as farmboy Luke Skywalker embarks on a quest to rescue Princess Leia, mentored by ageing Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and aided by roguish smuggler Han Solo, gentle giant Chewbacca and comical droid sidekicks C-3PO and R2D2. 

If this is the big-screen nostalgia hit you've been craving then bookings are now open for the season, which runs August 13-19 with nightly screenings as well as weekend matinees. 

As C-3PO once complained, it sometimes seems like we've been made to suffer: so stay on target, get tickets and surrender to he power of the Force one more time. Extra points if you show up in a transmission-safe Tusken Raider mask.

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