Washington Park Hosts a 'Star Wars' Costume Contest and 'Last Jedi' Film Screening

Watch Last Jedi for free, listen to the Cincinnati Pops “Jedi Quartet” and participate in a costume contest

click to enlarge PHOTO: TY WESSELKAMPER
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper

As part of the Summer Cinema Series, Washington Park is screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But this night is about more than just the movie: The Cincinnati Pops “Jedi Quartet” will perform a special preview of the orchestra’s upcoming Star Wars: A New Hope concert, the Cincinnati Comic Expo will don cosplay for meet and greets and the 501st Legion (an international fan organization that wears screen-accurate replicas of Star Wars costumes and armor to different events) will host and judge a costume contest.

Bring enough snacks to feed a wookiee (but the concession stand will be open, with beer, if you forget), wear your best galaxy get-up and may the force be with you.

9-11 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8). Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/washingtonparkotr. 

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