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Star Wars: The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Showcase Theater, San Rafael CA

Dec 10 2019
Star Wars: The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

Salute Star Wars and say goodbye to the Skywalker Saga in the place where it all began

With the coming release (December 20) of the ninth installment of the Star Wars movie franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, perhaps the most significant element of the series, the lives and legacy of the Skywalker family come to an end.

The end of the Skywalker saga brings closure on a 40+ year cinematic saga that has transformed moviemaking, retailing, mythmaking and global popular culture. It is also brings to an end a storyline that has its very roots in Marin County.

Lucasfilm, the company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas in the early 70s, was originally located in San Rafael, and the original Star Wars film was written in San Rafael and San Anselmo. Skywalker Ranch, of course, is located in western Marin. What better way, then, to bring the nine-film mega odyssey to a close than a lively conversation between two Star Wars experts in the very county where it all began?

Please join us as Mashable’s Chris Taylor, author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, sits down with contributor, Bryan Young, as they discuss everything Star Wars: What has the film franchise meant to American culture? What can we expect with episode 9 and beyond? Why did the film franchise have such an impact? And what do the films say about our current political system, religion and technology?

Symbolically, the program will be held on the grounds of the Marin County Civic Center, a facility that not only has been featured in a George Lucas film (THX 1138) but has also inspired some of the architecture seen on the planet Naboo in Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. (The event will be held in the Marin Center’s Showcase Theater.)

Please join us as Marin Conversations at The Commonwealth Club salutes Star Wars and says goodbye to the Skywalker Saga in the place where it all began. In short, the Force will be strong with this program.


Commonwealth Club Members:
Premium Seating – $20
General Admission – $10

General Public:
Premium Seating – $25
General Admission – $15
Student (Under 21) – $8
(Plus Fees)

Contact: (415) 473-6800

    Official Website

Additional time info:

6:30 pm – Check-in
7:00 pm – Program
8:15 pm – Book signing


Showcase Theater

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903


Free parking lots are located adjacent to all facilities.

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