The Force at 40
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Free, tickets required for screenings
A long time ago (1977) in a movie theater far, far away, a film was released that taught us the ways of the Force. We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope with an evening of Star Wars activities and excitement. The evening will include:
Talks with experts about the films and their impact (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Photo opportunities with costumed characters
Barclay Brass celebrating the classic score
Two free screenings of Star Wars: A New Hope in the Museum’s Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater (sold out)
All tickets for the 5:00 and 7:30 pm screenings of Star Wars: A New Hope have been released and the standby list is now closed.
Please allow time to pass through the Museum’s security screening. For safety purposes, no replica weapons of any kind are allowed, including replica lightsabers and blasters. Full-face masks are prohibited on guests over 16 years of age.
How to attend
Museum in Washington, DC
Support the Museum
We rely on the generous support of donors, sponsors, members, and other benefactors to share the history and impact of aviation and spaceflight, educate the public, and inspire future generations. With your help, we can continue to preserve and safeguard the world’s most comprehensive collection of artifacts representing the great achievements of flight and space exploration.