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Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Heading Back to Theaters



    This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars."

    On the heels of "The Force Awakens," the original "Star Wars" trilogy is coming back to theaters this summer.

    The Alamo Drafthouse announced Tuesday it will roll out a "Star Wars" road show beginning Aug. 6 in select cities. The three films — "A New Hope," ''The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" — will typically play in back-to-back-to-back screenings.

    The films will play in about 20 cities through August, the independent theater chain said.

    J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens" is still playing in several hundred theaters. It has made more than $935 million in North America.