‘Star Wars’-Themed Movie Theater Opens in Nebraska

Star Wars” fans might be making a journey to the Midwest for future franchise releases.

The Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain has opened a “Star Wars”-themed movie theater in Omaha, Nebraska. The theater comes with all the bells and whistles that a fan of the series could want.

Images courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
The light panels inside are replicated from Imperial ships; the concession stand (above) also draws from Death Star/Star Destroyer architecture; there is a 10-foot Death Star hanging in the lobby that includes a green superlaser. The big pull is the Emperor’s throne, though. It has controls that allow you to turn on the lobby’s Death Star. This theater is fully operational.

“The idea behind the lobby is that we wanted to construct and install a lobby theme that would make us unique in our Omaha market as well as the Midwest,” Drafthouse’s Omaha team said in a statement to EW.  “We also wanted a theme that was built around an iconic film and to completely own that theme to immerse our guests in the experience. That is when ‘Star Wars’ came into the picture and it just so happened that we timed it out just right with the announcement of the huge plans for a new ‘Star Wars’ legacy starting this December. It is a permanent installation and will be the destination to see all of the new ‘Star Wars’ films.”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” bows in theaters Dec. 18.

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