See An Epic Star Wars Collection Thanks To Vue CinemaVue has partnered with the UK’s ultimate Star Wars collector and superfan Keith Guppy to exhibit key vintage and Han Solo themed pieces from his collection worth over £80k at Vue West End to celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story – out on 25th May.
When it comes to Star Wars memorabilia, Keith reportedly has the largest collection in the UK, boasting over 3,000 items including spaceships, figurines and playsets, worth £81,510 as valued by Vectis Auctions Ltd this month.
The exhibition at Vue has been exclusively curated by Keith to include every character in Solo: A Star Wars Story and the original Star Wars cast including; Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. It will be the first-time visitors will have the chance to see rare collector memorabilia including vintage items such as Palitoy Darth Vader, Han Solo in Carbonite and a Jabba the Hut playset and will run this bank holiday weekend, starting on Thursday 24th May at the flagship venue in the West End.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise that dazzled at the premiere in LA and at a screening at Cannes Film Festival, following the adventures of a young Han Solo. He is joined by his trusted, furry co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian. Han’s escapades on the Millennium Falcon take him through a series of daring encounters within the criminal underworld where he ultimately shapes his future to become an unlikely hero in the saga.
Dean Cross, Film Content Manager at Vue, commented: “We’re really excited to be celebrating fans of the Star Wars franchise by hosting this exhibition at our flagship venue. Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate in the world, and we’re delighted to showcase this exclusive curation, ensuring they enjoy an unrivalled big screen experience”
Keith Guppy said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Vue on this exhibition as the Star Wars franchise has been a huge part of my life for many years. I can’t wait to share my collection with fellow fans and give them an extra special trip to see the latest instalment.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story is previewing from Wednesday 23rd May and tickets can be secured now at: www.myvue.com
KEITH’S MOST PRIZED VINTAGE ITEMS
Palitoy Darth Vader AFA 85 - £2,500
Loose vinyl cape Jawa AFA 85 - £1,500
Tri-Logo Han Carbonite AFA 85 - £1,000
Tri-Logo TIE Pilot UKG 85 - £1,000
Boxed Imperial Shuttle AFA 80 - £1,000