Star Wars Under The Stars: Celebrate at Library of Congress

Star Wars Under The Stars is sure to be a galactic event at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., this family fun event runs for three days at the end of September. Get all of the details below!

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Star Wars Under The Stars

The Library of Congress will screen the original trilogy episodes of the blockbuster series, and host family friendly events the day of the films screening on the lawn. All events will take place at the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. Washington, DC , and are free and open to the public.

Event Details:

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.

I would love to go see The Empire Strikes Back, my favorite in the original trilogy. What film would you love to see on the big screen under the stars? 

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