NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 21: <> attends a dynamic light show to celebrate STAR WARS-themed takeover at The Empire State Building on March 21, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)
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Star Wars-themed takeover at The Empire State Building

Empire State Building has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm. On 21 March 2024, this was launched with a Star Wars-themed, villains-inspired takeover will feature a dynamic light show, immersive experiences for visitors, character appearances and participation from actor Hayden Christensen in a morning lighting ceremony. A light show featuring fan-favourite scenes of Star Wars villains debuted on the building’s south side facade from 8 pm in continued intervals until 11 pm. The montage was synched to the iconic “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) and was streamed simultaneously on iHeartRadio’s Z100 New York radio station and on the iHeartRadio app.

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Visit the Empire State Building in March and immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy photo opportunities, which feature a range of new Star Wars consumer products through 29 April 2024.

The Empire State Building’s iconic Fifth Avenue Lobby windows now feature special Star Wars-themed artistry that depicts scenes of Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and stormtroopers surrounded by a range of Star Wars merchandise, in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm. The window exhibit will remain on display until April 29.

At the base of the building, join Hasbro and Amazon for a Star Wars fan experience on March 23 from 10 am – 8 p.m. The experience highlights the villains of the Star Wars galaxy. It features photo opportunities with costumed characters, which include Darth Vader and stormtroopers — as well as photo backdrops that recreate iconic scenes and locations inspired by the films like the opening hallway scene from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Star Destroyer bridge, and Emperor Palpatine’s throne. Guests can also pose in the blister card packaging of a Star Wars Vintage Collection figure. Additionally, attendees will be able to check out the latest Hasbro Black Series helmets or wield their favourite character’s FX Elite or Kyber Core Lightsaber™ adult and kid collectables.

To celebrate 25 years of the LEGO® Star Wars™ collaboration, the Empire State Building features a museum-quality display of life-sized Star Wars villains like six-foot-tall brick-built recreations of Darth Vader and Darth Maul on the building’s 80th Floor. Fans also have the chance to pose with a 3D LEGO® Star Wars mural of Luke Skywalker and other fan-favorite characters from the film series. This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars exhibit will remain on display in the Observatory until April 29.

Pose for a photo at the iconic 86th Floor Observatory with a life-size Darth Vader-themed POP! Figure from Funko with ESB’s unmatched New York City views as a backdrop until April 29.

The Empire State Building Observatory recently underwent a $165 million reimagination that included the addition of a dedicated visitor entrance, an immersive museum with nine galleries, brand-new, bespoke Observatory Host uniforms, and a new 102nd Floor Observatory with unmatched views. The reimagined Observatory Experience has been voted the #1 attraction in the U.S. in Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best of the Best for two consecutive years.

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