Movies Under The Stars set for Star Wars Day with trivia, costumes, screening

April 24, 2024

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Movies Under the Stars will return on Saturday, May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. The free, family-friendly screening will be held on the Carolina Square lawn in downtown Chapel Hill and feature Star Wars: A New Hope. The event is presented by Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and Chelsea Theater.

Attendees can arrive and start saving their spots at 7 p.m. Pre-show fun for all ages will begin at 7:20 p.m. with Star Wars trivia. Guests are also encouraged to dress in theme with the film for a costume contest prior to the screening. Trivia and costume winners will receive prizes. The movie will start at sundown and free popcorn will be available.

“Our team is excited to be celebrating May The Fourth,” says Xavier Vallejo, Special Events Coordinator for Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture. “I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was 6-years-old and I’m really excited to see what folks come up with for the costume contest.”

Those planning to attend can RSVP on the official Facebook event. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and water to the event. Flashlights will also be helpful for when the movie ends.

Parking will be available at 140 West and 106 Mallette Street. Chapel Hill Transit routes will end at 8 p.m.

For more information, please visit the event webpage. Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture is a division of the Town of Chapel Hill with a mission to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill.

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