May the 4th Be With You, Star Wars Mega Marathon @ the Astor + More

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to come along to Star Wars Day celebrations this year at Federation Square on Saturday 1st May. Join us for a free, fun-filled day of unmissable fan events, activities, photo opportunities, competitions, merchandise and more from the galaxy far, far away!

Star Wars Activities

  • Character appearances from local fan groups
  • Exclusive activations and photo opportunities, in celebration of Disney+ Original Series Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Jedi Experience: fledgling Padawans are invited to train like the Jedi and learn the ways of the Force!
  • TIE-fighter: Join the dark side as you get your photo with our life-size replica TIE-fighter
  • Toy Box Photo Opportunities: Hop into these life-size Toy Boxes alongside your favourite heroes and villains – The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian and Stormtroopers
  • Zing Pop-Up Stall: Exclusive Star Wars product from Zing, the home of pop culture
  • LEGO Zone 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Crepes for Change Food Truck
  • Star Wars Menu at Transport Restaurant
  • Cosplay competitions from 12:00pm, prizing provided by Zing and Booktopia

Melbourne’s May the Fourth Be with You Celebrations kick off on Saturday 1st May, 2021 at 9am and will conclude at 4pm. So bring a fellow fan, bring the family but most of all – Dress Up!

Star Wars Mega Marathon at Astor Theater Melbourne May the 4th Be with You

Star Wars Mega Marathon at Astor Theatre Melbourne

The Astor Theatre is thrilled to present a journey into a galaxy far, far away with The Skywalker Saga marathon. From 2pm on Saturday May 1st The Astor will be exclusively presenting all 9 films of The Skywalker Saga, including the first 6 films presented on rare 35mm film prints with DTS sound.

This once in a lifetime Star Wars event on The Astor SuperScreen will feature many surprises and treats for fans old and new and we hope the Force will be with them to last the distance as the marathon will run for 21 hours concluding just after lunch on Sunday May 2. The Astor Theatre will be running the saga in the Rinster Order (named after the fan who created the order) – this best preserves the Skywalker family secret!

Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
Episode VIIII: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Event Link:

For more information please send details of your request to:
Lisa Ricketts – Palace Cinemas


30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey, a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the first time on IMAX 1570 Film at IMAX Melbourne.

Event Link:

For more information please send details of your request to:
Meg Bell – IMAX Melbourne

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