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In celebration of May the 4th, the London Eye illuminates with a dynamic light show

  • Saturday May 4th 2024
  • London Eye
  • Star Wars

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The world-renowned London Eye, one of London’s most iconic and cherished landmarks, is calling on all fans to celebrate Star Wars and its infamous villains on Star Wars Day with a dynamic light show.  


In the evening of Saturday May the 4th, the London Eye will put on a lighting spectacle inspired by the dark side and lightsaber colours of the Sith Darth Vader™, Darth Maul™ and Emperor Palpatine; turning the wheel red, silver and black. The stunning display will be an epic moment for  all fans celebrating Star Wars day, illuminating the skyline of London from 19:45 - 06:00 BST. So whether you’re a loyal supporter of the Rebel Alliance or the Resistance, an advocate for the Galactic Empire or the First Order, or simply just curious, the Force will be with all fans on May the 4th at the London Eye.


"London may not be a galaxy far, far away, but Darth Vader and Stormtroopers visiting the London Eye certainly cements London’s celebrations this May the 4th," said Imran Tauqir, General Manager at the London Eye. "Whilst the Eye hosts thousands of guests everyday, we hope all fans in London and abroad this Star Wars Day find their inner ‘Force’ and enjoy witnessing the illumination inspired by the villains of the Star Wars galaxy."

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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Back on the Big Screen 

Fans can continue their Star Wars Day celebrations by experiencing Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in theatres. This return to cinemas represents the film's 25th Anniversary and will be in select cinemas across the USA, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the 3rd to 9th of May 2024.  In addition to battle droids, podracers, Jar Jar and Darth Maul, fans will also be treated to an exclusive look at the upcoming Disney+ series The Acolyte, as part of The Phantom Menace screenings. 


UK fans can visit the official UK website for Star Wars to find out more about the movie, watch the trailer and book tickets. 


Star Wars Celebration is coming to Japan! 

Fans of all ages from all over the world come together to celebrate a cultural phenomenon at Star Wars Celebration. The 2025 event, which revels in the excitement of new movies, television shows, books, art, and comics while also commemorating the vast history of the Star Wars universe will be held April 18-20th, 2025, at the Makuhari Messe in Japan. Tickets on sale Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM EDT (US Time) / Friday, May 3 at 8:00 AM JST (Japan Time) / Friday May 3 at 00:00 AM BST (UK Time).

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