Original ‘Star Wars’ films back on big screen

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER SHOWING — The three original “Star Wars” movies will be show at the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center June 26- 30.

PITTSBURGH — Available to theaters for a limited engagement for the first time in more than 20 years, the three original “Star Wars” films will soar onto the screen at Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema June 26-30.

As the biggest pop culture smash-hit of all time, the iconic saga has captivated generations of sci-fi fans since the first film’s release in 1977. With the Rangos’ Certified Giant Screen and surround sound system, George Lucas’ beloved space opera will look, hear and feel more powerful than ever. From the whir of zooming spacecraft to the vrummmmmmm of clashing light sabers, the electrifying sights and sounds of the “Star Wars” galaxy will be bigger, bolder, and better at The Rangos.

This limited run is a chance for lifelong fans to see the high–flying action on the region’s largest screen, for new fans to discover the Force, and for families to share the story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with a younger crop of Jedi knights.

The schedule includes:

¯ “Star Wars: A New Hope”

June 26 at 7 p.m.; June 29-30 at 11 a.m.

In the groundbreaking first “Star Wars” film, Luke Skywalker joins forces with Jedi knight Obi–wan Kenobi, suave pilot Han Solo, Chewbacca the lovable Wookiee, and Hollywood’s most beloved droids — C-3PO and R2-D2, to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world–destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

¯ “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”

June 27 at 7 p.m.; June 29-30 at 2 p.m.

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” picks up three years after the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” following Luke Skywalker as he starts Jedi training with Yoda. Meanwhile, his comrades are pursued by the ruthless Darth Vader.

¯ “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”

June 28 at 7 p.m.; June 29-30 at 5 p.m.

“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” sees the beloved crew of Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewy, C-3PO and R2-D2 embark on another quest to save the galaxy…and each other. After a daring mission to rescue Han from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor’s trap.

Other special screenings include:

¯ “Purple Rain”

Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The film is rated R — you must be 18 or older to attend.

¯ “The Shining” — new 4K restoration

June 14-16

The film is rated R — you must be 18 or older to attend.

¯ “Jaws” — 4K restoration

July 10-14

¯ “The Cure — Anniversary 1978–2018 Live in Hyde Park”

July 11 at 7 pm

¯ “Between Me and My Mind … The Story of Trey Anastasio”

July 17 at 7 p.m. is sold out. Tickets are still available for that day’s 9:30 p.m. screening.

Wed., July 17 at 9:30 pm

¯ “The Goonies” — 4K restoration

July 25-28