Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

12 February
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10 (season pass $30/$25)

The adventure continues in the original Star Wars sequel.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth.

While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda (Frank Oz). Only with the Jedi master's help can Luke survive the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

The Empire Strikes Back also sees the big-screen debut of bounty hunter Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch), after his initial appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978).

'The best of three Star Wars films, and the most thought-provoking' – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

See more films in our Star Wars Original Trilogy season and book a season pass to all three films.


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