We just got the following news release announcing that Billy Dee Williams will help reveal the arrival of Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination in San Jose, California. The traveling exhibit will officially open in October, but Williams and a supporting cast of Star Wars characters will kick off the excitement at an event on Thursday.
SAN JOSE, CA – A band of dastardly Stormtroopers challenge the noble Jedi in an epic face-off outside The Tech, where actor Billy Dee Williams, who starred as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, “Obi-Shawn” and other costumed characters reveal the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition arrival in October.
Grab a front row seat and join a cast of larger-than-life characters and a few of-this-world guests to unleash the Force of the blockbuster traveling exhibition that is ending its 20-venue worldwide tour at The Tech.
WHO: Billy Dee Williams, Jedi, Stormtroopers, “Obi-Shawn” and others, along with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who stars as himself, and museum Board Chair Chris DiGiorgio of Accenture acclaim
WHAT: A theatrical face-to-face confrontation between good and evil in the form of Jedi and a small army of Stormtroopers, complete with Lightsabers, a musical backdrop, and custom Star Wars-themed vehicles
WHERE: In a galaxy far, far away…at the intersection of South Market Street and Park Avenue, San Jose, CA. (201 S. Market St., to be exact)
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by Boston’s Museum of Science and Lucasfilm Ltd.
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