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Return of the Jedi 40th anniversary re-release

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) returns to theatres on April 28, with numerous engagements in and around Los Angeles, including Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The disappointing conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy is notable for introducing the too-cute Ewoks and Jabba the Hut and for reprising the conclusion of the first film by blowing up a second Death Star. Things got worse in 1997 when Lucas released his new and “improved” versions of the films, adding a musical number to Jedi.

Note: The embedded trailer at top is from the film’s original 1983 release.

For details on the engagement at El Capitan, check out the press release below.

The El Capitan Theatre is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” with an opening night fan event and a Trilogy Day. All tickets for “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” are on sale now.

The Opening Night Fan Event will start at 8:00pm on Friday, April 28. Tickets are $40 and include one assorted Funko Pop, Popcorn, Beverage, Credentail and Lanyard.

The trilogy screenings will take on Saturday April 29, with “Star Wars: A New Hope” beginning at 12pm, “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” beginning at 3:30pm, and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” beginning 7:00pm. Each screening sold separately.

Daily showtimes for “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” April 28, and April 30 – May 2 are 10:00am, 1:20pm, 4:40pm and 8:00pm. Dates and showtimes are subject to change.

Tickets are on sale now at www.elcapitantickets.com and https://www.fandango.com/el-capitan-theatre-aacon/theater-page. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $16 for guests of all ages.

The El Capitan Theatre has taken enhanced health and safety measures for its guests and cast members. All guests must follow posted instructions while visiting. For health and safety information including theatre policies and procedures visit https://elcapitantheatre.com/safetyinformation.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.