A Loft Cinema holiday tradition continues as we once again unleash the dubious galactic magic of the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, for free (and with the original TV commercials intact), on the big screen!
Meet Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and more at this screening, courtesy of the 501st and Rebel Legions!
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this unforgettable oddity from a galaxy far, far away and get festive by wearing your finest Star Wars Holiday costume, and you might win a glorious prize to help you celebrate Life Day! As Han Solo would say, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this …”
“I’m still not convinced this wasn’t ultimately written and directed by a sentient bag of cocaine. If The Star Wars Holiday Special has a single virtue, it’s that it does eventually end.” – Nathan Ravin, AV Club
This is it. The legendary 1978 TV special that George Lucas has vowed to smash with a hammer should he ever stumble across a copy. The horrifically bad idea that everyone involved with has been trying to forget, deny or destroy for decades. The only-aired-once sci-fi holiday holocaust containing sights and sounds guaranteed to drive any young Jedi in training straight to the Dark Side. See the whole Star Wars gang (including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and a clearly mortified Harrison Ford) making fools of themselves in between commercial breaks! See all your favorite Wookies – Chewbacca, Malla, Itchy, Lumpy and Art Carney – celebrating a bogus holiday called Life Day! See “Special Guest Stars” Harvey Korman and Bea Arthur cursing the day they decided to become actors! PLUS, singing holographic prostitutes, bad Boba Fett cartoons, a musical number by “hot rock band” Starship, and much, much more. Proof positive that there is, indeed, a hell. See The Star Wars Holiday Special and have the itchiest, lumpiest Life Day of them all! (Dir. by Steve Binder, 1978, USA, 97 mins., Not Rated)