For the past few years I’ve covered the MN Film & TV Board’s annal Star Wars Holiday Special screening, which takes place in December and benefits children with a Toys For Tots drive. This year they’ve got a new poster design that fits right nicely with the posters of years past. Since Star Wars enthusiasm obviously hasn’t waned (despite the fatigue and frustration of some fan) there will surely be plenty of interested folks:

I think it makes for a nice triptych with the last two designs…

There will be a run of the posters available at the screening, and I assume some leftovers will be able to purchase online. For any MN chewers, put the screening on your schedule regardless as it’s quite a worthy cause that the event supports…

MN Film & TV, THEY Design for Film, Bryant Lake Bowl and the 501st Legion are proud to announce the 5th Annual Toys For Tots Screening of the Star Wars Holiday Special (SWHS).

A long time ago in living rooms not too far away, the SWHS aired on CBS once…and never again. For those of you lucky enough to have never seen this before, a brief history lesson: SWHS depicts the saga of Han Solo trying to get his Wookiee companion, Chewbacca, back to his wife, father and son on their home planet Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day. This involves robed Wookiees gathering around a tree listening to Princess Leia sing, Bea Arthur slinging drinks in the cantina and Diahann Carroll seducing an aging Wookiee through a virtual reality headset.

Please join us for the craziest holiday celebration Minneapolis has to offer. Have your photo taken with costumed characters from the Star Wars universe and hear the letter of apology from credited SWHS writer Pat Proft! Enjoy dinner and drinks from Bryant Lake Bowl and watch Jefferson Starship sing into a glowing, hot pink…thing! Pick up the limited edition, Princess Leia themed “Rebel Wreath” poster by Clinton Lugert of THEY design! Bring an unwrapped toy donation and help us create a happy holiday season for the tots.

Advance tickets are available starting Monday, November 28th with toy donation (1 ticket per toy) at:

MN Film & TV
401 North 3rd Street, Suite 440
Minneapolis, MN 55401

On Thursday, December 8th:

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5:00P – Tickets available at Bryant Lake Bowl with unwrapped toy donation

7:00P (6:30P doors) – Screening 1

10:00P (9:30P doors) – Screening 2

PS – Don’t bring your children thinking they will enjoy this…

For those outside of MN that would like an opportunity to grab one of the posters, keep an eye on the the event’s Facebook Page, where more info will emerge…

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