FilmScene in the Park Sat, May 28 8:30 PM
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Science on Screen
Film Info
Runtime:121 minutes
Director:George Lucas
Year Released:1977
Production Country:USA


FilmScene in the Park is presented by McComas Lacina Construction in collaboration with Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

A Science on Screen® Presentation | FREE and open to the public | 45th Anniversary

Pre-show presentation: A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...Could All That Really Happen?

w/ UI Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Kenneth G. Gayley


Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and help us celebrate our first FilmScene in the Park of the summer!
Check in under the big screen in Chauncey Swan Park between 7:30pm and 8:30pm wearing your best Star Wars cosplay. We'll take your photo and get your contact information. Photos of all contestants will be posted to our social media accounts @icfilmscene starting Sunday, May 29th at 10am so the public can vote for their favorite. The Star Wars costume with the most votes by Noon on Tuesday, May 31st wins a FilmScene swag pack including a FilmScene in the Park t-shirt, a FilmScene in the Park blanket, two free passes for a movie at FilmScene, two free drink vouchers and a free popcorn voucher!

"A gigantic, lavish, brilliantly executive old-time movie comic strip."—Joy Gould Boyum, Wall Street Journal

"The most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made."—Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"Enormous and exhilarating fun for those who are prepared to settle down in their seats and let it all wash over them."—Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.