The Force is strong in Birmingham; Star Wars:The Last Jedi mania hits the Magic City

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The Last Jedi, poster art.

The Force is strong in Birmingham as  Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters. Are you excited about Episode VIII ? Check out our Bham Star Wars hookups! (and a Storm Trooper fiddling Jingle Bells ! )

Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence is about to get upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Episode VIII is a poignant but perfect farewell to the galaxy’s most famous princess. No spoilers here, but the little dude below has some competition in this new film!

You can catch Star Wars: The Last Jedi at many theaters across the city and the McWane Science Center. Check out Fandango for exact show times and theater details!

McWane Science Center IMAX Presentation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Watch the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise in the IMAX Dome in immersive 70mm film. Visit the website for show times and details.

December 14 – February
$15 adults | $12 kids

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And…if you love the moving, iconic music from these films, keep in mind Star Wars: The Last Jedi Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Oscar-Winning Composer John Williams is available December 15. This might just be the prefect holiday gift for the sci-fi/music fan on your list!

And speaking of Star Wars music…
Sunday, Dec 17 at 4:00 PM,Music of Star Wars.

On Sunday, Dec 17, at 4:00 PM, the Alys Stephens Center at UAB presents the Music of Star Wars with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Confessore.

We’re thrilled to commemorate the release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi with a concert celebrating all of John Williams’ iconic music spanning the epic Star Wars Saga. …enjoy an afternoon of musical highlights from a galaxy far, far away!  Alabama Symphony Orchestra spokesperson.

Do you have a fanatic in the family? Or a friend who dresses up as a Storm Trooper for fun?  If so, click on this link to go directly to the official STAR WARS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017 . You’ll find some really cool gift ideas here!

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A little fuzzy on The Force Awakens? Hop over to Popsugar to see their quick recap of the last film, before you see the The Last Jedi.

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Alabama Garrison of the 501st Legion:  if you want to immerse yourself in even more Star Wars, you can check out this organization of local fanatics and Alabama Jedi.

Alabama Garrison.

The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. Alabama Garrison of 501st Legion. 

Local businesses around Birmingham are also celebrating Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Visit  2nd & Charles, in Hoover for Star Wars music, films, games and books. Be sure and check out some of their Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired swag!

So, grab a friend, the kids or plan a Star Wars date night, and enjoy Episode VIII Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Star Wars lego holiday dinner!

Post your Bham Star Wars pics to our Instagram and Facebook pages, and maybe you will be featured in next weeks Bham Now InstaHam article! 

May the Force be with you!



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Cameron Balentine
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