News from the John W. Kluge Center: “Star Wars Under the Stars” at the Library of Congress

“Star Wars Under the Stars” at the Library of Congress

 

The Library of Congress will screen the original trilogy episodes of the blockbuster series, and host related events in late September. All of the following events will take place at the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. Washington, DC and are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, September 27

6:30-7:30 p.m.; Jefferson Building North Lawn – Characters from Star Wars will appear in costume and be available for photos with attendees. 

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” screening.   

 

Friday, September 28

1-6 p.m., Whittall Pavilion – A display, “Celebrating Star Wars,” focuses on Star Wars materials and the works that inspired the story of Star Wars.

6 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium – “The Politics of a Galaxy, Far, Far Away”: A distinguished panel of scholars will discuss the prosperity and turmoil of the Star Wars Universe, the real life history it draws from and lessons it could teach us.

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”

 

Saturday, September 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Young Readers Center – Star Wars-themed crafts and activities all day where visitors can get to know the music and stories of Star Wars. A story time will be held at 11 a.m.  Open to kids and teens of all ages. All young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

1-6 p.m., Whittall Pavilion – The “Celebrating Star Wars,” display continues. 

5:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – A performance by the United States Coast Guard as well as a costume contest.

7:30 p.m., Jefferson Building North Lawn – “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” the final movie in the original trilogy.