Tuesday 14 July 2020

The Empire Strikes Back tops box office 40 years on

Living in strange times, we are. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is number one at the UK box office, the week Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and my dad both celebrate their 78th birthdays, 40 years since its original release in 1980. The Star Wars sequel has repeated this feat in the US too.

Cinema chains are beginning to reopen following the easing of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are confident we can look after our staff and our customers with enhanced protocols. By the time we reopen in the UK, our methods will have been responsibly and robustly deployed in the real world,” said Vue boss Tim Richards.

“We have learned how to do this from our operations in Taiwan where we never closed and have successfully operated through pandemics such as SARS in the past; and from our sites in Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland and Lithuania, where we have recently and successfully reopened to the public.”

Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again or will you wait for a home release of upcoming movies? Let me know in the comments below.

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