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The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3

The Force is strong in Wilkes-Barre – original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy screens at Kirby Center Sept. 3
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced that the W. Curtis Montz Film Series will present a “Star Wars” Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3.

It is a period of “Stars Wars” excitement! After enjoying “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” fans can now look forward to a full day devoted to intergalactic adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Strong with the Force, the Kirby Center staff raced to pick a date to bring Episodes IV, V, and VI to the big screen and downtown Wilkes-Barre.

On Sept. 3, they will screen the updated home video versions of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi.”

The W. Curtis Montz Film Series offers critically-acclaimed features on the area’s largest screen for the area’s lowest ticket price. All screenings cost only $5, and students with a valid I.D. always pay just $3. Purchase all three movies for $12 at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) only.

Ticket are on sale now and available through the box office, online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series “Star Wars” Film Festival
Saturday, Sept. 3

  • 1 p.m.: “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” 1977, 125 min., PG
  • 4 p.m.: “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,” 1980, 127 min., PG
  • 8 p.m.: “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” 1983, 135 min., PG

For more information on events at the Kirby Center or to learn how to become a Member of the Kirby Center, log on to or call 570-826-1100.

Listen to Episode 44 of the NEPA Scene Podcast for a spoiler-filled discussion of “The Force Awakens” or listen to Episode 24 of the podcast for a general “Star Wars” discussion.

Artwork by Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz)