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George Lucas exhibit opening

Published May 22, 2009

HOUSTON — Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but at Space Center Houston it means a new season featuring “The Cinema of George Lucas,” a visual biography of the life and career of the mastermind behind “Star Wars.”

The exhibit will feature nearly 50 props, costumes and awards from his blockbuster films as well as “Live the Adventure,” where visitors can shoot, run and climb their way through scenes from movies such as “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “American Graffiti.”

“The Cinema of George Lucas” will showcase movie artifacts from Lucas’ private collection, including his original handwritten manuscript and notes from the first “Star Wars” film.

Tickets purchased online at through May 31 will be sold for half off the regular general admission through the H.O.T. program. Those tickets are valid Saturday through Sept. 20.

Space Center Houston is open every day except Christmas. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for children ages 4-11 and senior tickets are $18.95. For information, call 281-244-2105 or visit


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