Long Center Presents

Star Wars Marathon

Aug 13

Event Details

  • Sat, Aug. 13
    2:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Long Center and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema present Star Wars – The Original Trilogy, August 13 in Dell Hall.

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. . .”

It’s been 39 years since audiences first read those words on movie screens. Thirty-nine years since we first learned of the Force, of Jedi, lightsabers, X-wings and the Death Star. But even after all those years, the Force is still strong with us all.

This August, the Alamo Drafthouse and the Long Center will celebrate our love for the movie trilogy that changed so many of our lives for the better, with this incredibly rare screening of the original 1997 special edition versions of A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and THE RETURN OF THE JEDI. Hitting the Long Center screen for the first time ever, this marathon event will give Austin’s STAR WARS fans a chance to experience these classic adventures in a room filled with thousands of other devoted STAR WARS enthusiasts.

We’re hoping to see crowds of people dressed in their finest Jedi robes or Galactic Empire uniforms, so start working on your costumes now (or just dust off your favorite from your collection). Live emcees from the Alamo’s team will host costume contests and trivia games, and we’ll have photographers on hand to capture all of the excitement.

In order to keep the Empire under control—and your costumes as complete as possible—please understand that there are a few restrictions regarding crucial pieces of your outfit:

  • No “realistic” toy weapons of any kind are allowed
  • No wooden or metal objects. Nothing with sharp edges, please.
  • Clearly fake-looking toy weapons—nerf, air blow-up, Styrofoam—are permissible. Get creative!

Interested in a Box Lunch?

The Box Lunch is $15, all inclusive. You can also eat it in the theater while you watch Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader battle it out on screen! Other food and snacks will also be available for purchase.

Sandwich options are:

  • Smoked Turkey & Gouda on Wheat Bread
  • Ham & Swiss on White Bread
  • Grilled Veggies & Feta on Gluten Free Bread

The Box Lunch includes a sandwich, a mustard packet, a mayonnaise packet, lettuce & tomato, a bag of plain chips, and a chocolate chip cookie.

To purchase a Box Lunch ONLY, please click here ›

**Please note: You must order your Box Lunch by August 10th.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.