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George Lucas’ 80th Birthday Celebration Virtual Watch Party

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - April 18 @ 7:00 am

Join us Wednesday, April 17, 2024 for our George Lucas’ 80th Birthday Celebration virtual watch party. We’re celebrating The Maker’s 80th birthday with clips of George Lucas talking about his life, his student films, commercials, and other special features.

We will go live at 7:00 PM Eastern with a 30-minute preshow. The live stream starts at 7:30 PM Eastern and will loop to accommodate as many time zones as possible. The exact runtime is subject to change.

The loop includes:

  • Various George Lucas Interviews
  • News segments
  • Commercials with George Lucas
  • Look at Life (1965)
  • Herbie (1966)
  • Freiheit (1966)
  • 1:42.08 (1966)
  • Anyone Lived in a Pretty [How] Town (1967)
  • The Emperor (1967)
  • Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
  • 6-18-67 (1967)
  • Filmmaker (1968)

Join us in Meetup Room 1 on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord server to watch the video stream and text chat with other Star Wars fans. This watch party is free but is only available on our Discord server. Join for free now at

About George Lucas

George Lucas is an American filmmaker, writer, and entrepreneur best known for creating the Star Wars franchise. He was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California, USA. Lucas attended the University of Southern California’s film school, where he developed a passion for storytelling and filmmaking.

Lucas gained widespread recognition and acclaim for his work as the creator, writer, and director of Star Wars trilogy. The first film, released in 1977, became a cultural phenomenon and revolutionized the film industry with its groundbreaking special effects, compelling story, and iconic characters.

Apart from Star Wars, Lucas also directed and produced other successful films such as American Graffiti (1973) and the Indiana Jones series, which he co-created with director Steven Spielberg.

Lucas also founded Lucasfilm Ltd., a film production company, and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a pioneering special effects company. Other divisions of Lucasfilm included Skywalker Sound, THX (from 1983 to 2002), LucasArts (now Lucasfilm Games), and Pixar (as The Graphics Group from 1979 to 1986).

Despite selling Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012, George Lucas remains a legendary and influential figure in film and entertainment history.

What Is the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord?

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord is a fan-run group celebrating all things Star Wars and Disney parks. Perhaps best known for hosting lightsaber meetups at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Disney World, the SWGEDiscord is a family-friendly and inclusive space where fans can discuss all aspects of Star Wars and Galaxy’s Edge safely.

In addition to our saber meetups, we host in-person and virtual events, including a book club, watch and listening parties, trivia nights, and more. Our Discord server has channels dedicated to planning your visit to Galaxy’s Edge on either coast, the latest stock updates, and talking about your favorite Star Wars shows, movies, books, and comics.


April 17 @ 7:30 pm
April 18 @ 7:00 am
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