April 24, 2018– Northern Kentucky University hosts a Hollywood experience this weekend, as the Millennium Falcon docks at BB&T Arena. A replica of the ship’s interior based on the new movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be open for free tours from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29.
NKU/Highland Heights kicks off the limited Millennium Falcon Experience tour. The exhibit is to promote the latest Star Wars prequel movie. Constructed by skilled fan builders, the Falcon’s hold and cockpit reproduce in every detail the interior set seen in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” After it wraps up at NKU, the Millennium Falcon heads to Atlanta, Denver, Salt Lake City and L.A. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.
WHAT: Millennium Falcon Experience Tours: Tickets are provided on a first-come first served basis starting on Friday April 27 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: BB&T Arena’s Production Lot, Northern Kentucky University
WHEN: Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
THE MOVIE: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” makes the jump to light speed in a high-octane adventure that navigates the perils of a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, forges new friendships that will last a lifetime, and reveals untold secrets from the hidden past of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Han Solo meets loyal co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian for the first time, bound by a desperate mission against impossible odds that will help shape the irresistible scoundrel audiences have come to love.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the second film in the Star Wars story series, following “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opened in December 2016, and has garnered worldwide box office receipts of over $1 billion dollars.
The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.
About NKU: Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.