Anthony Parnther, conductor
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“I am a Jedi, like my father before me...”
In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the ﬁnal blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned by the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet.
But the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time, for the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: Return of the Jedi live in concert on August 11. The Philly POPS will play Oscar®-winning composer John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens. Pack a picnic and join us for a perfect summer night under the stars!
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects, and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. The Mann presented Star Wars: A New Hope™ in 2018, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in 2019, and now, in 2022, fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved third film in the original trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with The Philly POPS.
At this concert: Expect pre-show appearances from costumed fan groups who will use the force to bring our campus to life! Members of Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion, the Mav Oya’la Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs, and the Droid Builders Club will be roaming the venue — a perfect photo opportunity for Star Wars fans of all ages! Plus: the first 1,500 patrons in our gates will receive a voucher for a complimentary bag of popcorn courtesy of TD Bank! This voucher will be redeemable at participating Mann vendors throughout the campus including our dedicated popcorn kiosks, beverage kiosks, Trejos Tacos, and Independence Grill.
Costumes are encouraged, although patrons will be required to remove any face coverings before passing through security. Additionally, costume props that are sharp or resemble dangerous weapons are not permitted inside the venue.
We're going paperless! For a copy of the season's touchless and environmentally-friendly program, text PROGRAM to (215) 544-2803. Instructions here.
Since this performance is a part of the Mann's Picnic Series, the bag policy does not apply. However, all blankets, chairs, bags, or other hand-carried items permitted into the venue are subject to search.
As of July 6—For this event, there is no vaccination or testing policy for patrons to enter.
In the best interest of fans and staff, we will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check back often for updates to this event page as guidelines are subject to change.
Lawn chairs are permitted for this performance. The Mann recommends reasonably sized chairs; be a good neighbor!
Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn.
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No photography is permitted at this performance.