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Tuesday
Nov082011

It's that time of year again: MFTVB's screening of the Star Wars Holiday Special 

The Minnesota Film and TV Board and others invite you to the fifth annual Toys For Tots Screening of the Star Wars Holiday Special! If you're in Minnesota on Thursday, 8 December 2011, this is the place to be. And what a terrific poster!

From the Facebook page:

MN Film & TV, THEY Design for Film, Bryant Lake Bowl and the 501st Legion are proud to announce the fifth 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 missed that broadcast, 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...

What a great event--although the prospect of sitting through the Special not once but twice is a bit daunting.

Facebook: MN Film TV's Star Wars Holiday Special Toys for Tots screening

CHUD.com: This Year's Festive Poster for MN's Annual Star Wars Holiday Special Showing