Bardavon to screen original Star Wars trilogy on Fathers’ Day

Is your dad one of those guys who insists that he loves Star Wars, but whines every time a new installment of the saga comes out, because it somehow falls short of his long-nursed headcanon? On Fathers’ Day, you’ll have an opportunity to wipe that bad taste of disappointing prequels and sequels right out of his mouth. The Bardavon will present a three-part Star Wars Marathon, showing all three of the original series – that’s right, the ones almost nobody hated – back-to-back on the big screen. On Sunday, June 16, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) will screen at 11 a.m., Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) at 2 p.m. and Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983) at 5 p.m. (All right, a few people did hate the Ewoks in VI, but not nearly as much as they later learned to hate Jar Jar Binks.)

The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will play before and after each screening, but with running times each only a little over two hours, you should have still time to duck out for lunch in between films. A full bar, food and snacks will be available in the lobby before, during and after each screening (though you won’t be allowed to bring food and drink to your seat).

Seating is reserved, and tickets cost $10 for one movie, $24 for the entire marathon. Purchase them in person at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Visit for more info.


Star Wars trilogy marathon, Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m./2 p.m./5 p.m., $10/$24, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072,