You’ve seen the trailer. You’ve patiently waited. This week, the newest film from a franchise that needs no introduction will be at the Palace Theatre… Star Wars: The Last Jedi. NOW SHOWING Fri, Jan 26 – Thur, Feb 1 at 7 pm Mon, Jan 22 at 2 pm The Last Jedi, also known at Episode VIII, picks up where Episode VII left off. Rey, a member of the Resistance, has traveled to meet the infamous Luke Skywalker and ask him to teach her the ways of the Jedi. Luke is overly cautious after the downward spiral of his nephew and leader of the evil First Order, Kylo Ren, At first, he doesn’t want to teach her anything. Contrary to his former life, a life that seems lightyears away, Luke believes that the Jedi need to stay gone. He is convinced to train her, but not convinced that disaster won’t come of it. Rey realizes that she can use the Force to communicate… with Kylo Ren. It’s unclear who is stronger- will Rey be able to light whatever spark of goodness is left in Kylo Ren, or will he bring her over to the dark side?
Like all of the other Star Wars films, The Last Jedi is not to be missed. It is the second highest grossing film of the series and has received rave reviews from critics and audiences. It’s been nominated for four Academy Awards, including ‘Best Score’ (composed by John Williams) and ‘Best Visual Effects.’ Film review website Rotten Tomatoes writes “Star Wars: The Last Jedi honors the saga’s rich legacy while adding some surprising twists—and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for.” Star Wars will be shown in 3D with 2D showings on Sunday and Tuesday nights. It is rated PG-13 for science-fiction action and violence. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the last movie filmed with Carrie Fisher before her death in December, 2016. It is dedicated to her memory.