Fresh from the Back to the Future fiasco of last summer, Secret Cinema is hoping to ingratiate itself with another set of fantasy and science fiction fanatics.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back will be screened at a secret location in London for a month from 4 June as this year's summer blockbuster.
Eschewing the secrecy that normally surrounds the immersive cinema events, the company has revealed its plans nearly three months in advance – only keeping the event’s location under wraps.
Organisers are planning “the most ambitious and dreamlike Secret Cinema experience the UK has ever seen” which will include “a richly detailed galactic space opera”.
The Empire Strikes Back, episode V of George Lucas’ iconic franchise, was released in 1980 and, despite initially mixed reviews, has since become the most critically-acclaimed in the Star Wars saga.
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Top 10 greatest movies of all time
1/9 The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman play two imprisoned men who form a deep bond
2/9 Pulp Fiction, 1994
John Travolta as Vincent Vega and Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Palme d’Or winner
3/9 The Godfather, 1972
Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in the triple Oscar-winning film
4/9 The Dark Knight, 2008
Heath Ledger as the Joker, in what would be one of his last ever roles
5/9 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977
The original Star Wars trio of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
6/9 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
The first installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy, based on the novels by JRR Tolkein
7/9 Jaws, 1975
Steven Spielberg's quintessential monster movie
8/9 Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
Harrison Ford stars as the world’s best known archaeologist, taking on Nazis, booby traps and ancient demons - and rescuing some distressed damsels along the way
9/9 Inception, 2010
The sci-fi thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, sees thieves invading people's dreams
Since 2007 Secret Cinema has been hiring actors and vast numbers of extras to bring classic films to life in locations set-dressed to resemble the movie.
A screening of Lawrence of Arabia saw Alexandra Palace turned into a desert and The Shining broadcast at Brompton Cemetery.
In December the company held a secret screening in protest at the Sony Hack which saw the cancelled general release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview.
It also paid tribute to Robin Williams with a showing of Dead Poets Society following his suicide in August.
But last summer the hugely popular company hit a snag when its Back to the Future screening was cancelled just hours before it was due to go ahead leaving 3,500 ticketholders disappointed.
The event, which cost £53.50 a ticket, was postponed for a further week while technical problems with the location were ironed out.
"We know we let our audience down and will do everything we can to make it up to them," a statement released at the time read.
Over 80,000 subsequently attended the Back to the Future event which saw London’s Olympic Park transformed into Hill Valley.
The production included 20 designated set areas, a replica of the iconic Town Hall, a life-size high school and Lou’s famous diner.
Tickets for Secret Cinema’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back will cost £75 for adults, £50 for children, and will go on sale from Wednesday 18 March at 1pm.
Following Lucasfilm’s purchase by Disney a number of new Star Wars films are currently in the works with Episode VII, The Force Awakens, due for release on 18 December.Reuse content