A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… a Star Wars summer movie marathon was held for the biggest of Star Wars fans in Sun City West!
The Recreation Centers of Sun City West will be presenting a Star Wars movie marathon for the SCW community during the summer months of June and July. The 11-movie series will air twice this summer, with afternoon and evening showtimes available. The June marathon will have 1 p.m. showings while the July showtimes will be at 6 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each movie. All films will be screened at the Stardust Theatre, located at the Kuentz Recreation Center.
All movies will be shown in their chronological order of events so you can follow along with the entire story of the Star Wars franchise.
Each week of our Star Wars marathon, the Rec Centers will have a new Star Wars cut out available for residents to take photos with. At the end of July, each cut out will be raffled off to those that participated in this marathon. Along with the Star Wars cut outs, a complete Star Wars movie set will also be raffled off!
Tickets will be free and available on Star Wars day – May the 4th (as in May the 4th be with you!) – and open to Sun City West residents only. Tickets can be picked up at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Box office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets grant access to all showings in either the month of June or July.
If you feel sick, please stay home. Seating for each movie will be limited to 150 people
Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.
Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Set ten years after the events of “The Phantom Menace,” the Republic continues to be mired in strife and chaos. A separatist movement encompassing hundreds of planets and powerful corporate alliances poses new threats to the galaxy that even the Jedi cannot stem. These moves, long planned by an as yet unrevealed and powerful force, lead to the beginning of the Clone Wars — and the beginning of the end of the Republic.
Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
It has been three years since the Clone Wars began. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) rescue Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from General Grievous, the commander of the droid armies, but Grievous escapes. Suspicions are raised within the Jedi Council concerning Chancellor Palpatine, with whom Anakin has formed a bond. Asked to spy on the chancellor, and full of bitterness toward the Jedi Council, Anakin embraces the Dark Side.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance
Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope
The Imperial Forces — under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) — hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.
Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
The adventure continues in this “Star Wars” sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).
Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor.
Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Thirty years after the Batttle of Enor, a new threat has risen in the form of the First Order and the villainous Kylo Ren. As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.
Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren. Warning: Some flashing-lights scenes in this film may affect photosensitive viewers.
Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- Monday, June 7, at 1 p.m.
- Monday, July 12, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 13, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Wednesday, June 9, at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 14, at 6 p.m.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Friday, June 11, at 1 p.m.
- Friday, July 16, at 6 p.m.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m.
- Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope
- Tuesday, June 15, at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
- Wednesday, June 16, at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 21, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
- Friday, June 18, at 1 p.m.
- Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens
- Monday, June 21, at 1 p.m.
- Monday, July 26, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
- Wednesday, June 23, at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.
Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
- Friday, June 25, at 1 p.m.
- Friday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
- Tickets are free
- Available at the R.H. Johnson Box Office beginning Tuesday, May 4, at 8 a.m.
- Available to SCW residents only
- Tickets grant access to either the June or July movie marathon showings
- At the end of July, a raffle will be held for those that participated in this movie marathon. Prizes for this raffle include:
- Star Wars cut outs that were used for photo ops during the marathon
- A complete Star Wars movie set
Star Wars Summer Movie Marathon
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… a Star Wars summer movie marathon was held for the biggest of Star Wars fans in Sun City West! Being shown in the chronological order of events that happens in the Star Wars saga, all 11 films will be shown during the summer months of 2021 in the Stardust theater at the Kuentz Recreation Center Center.
Tickets for every movie are free and are available for SCW residents to pick up starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the R.H. Johnson Box Office.