Alamo Drafthouse to Hold Lightsaber Vigils in Honor of Carrie Fisher

The movie theater chain is hosting vigils at eight Texas theaters over the next three days

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Theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is honoring Carrie Fisher with a symbol of “Star Wars”: the lightsaber.

The company is holding lightsaber vigils at eight of its Texas theaters today and Friday to honor the actress who played Princess Leia, and died Tuesday at 60.

In addition, Alamo Drafthouse is hosting screenings of some of Fisher’s non-“Star Wars” films, including “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Burbs.”

Here’s a list of the vigils and honorary screenings taking place this week:

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, Texas) will be holding a special lightsaber vigil this evening (12/28) starting at 6:30 p.m. CST

The Winchester Alamo Drafthouse (Winchester, Va.) will hold a screening of  “When Harry Met Sally” on 12/31 at 10 p.m. CST, to coincide with the New Year, and a memorial event will be launched around that screening.

The Drafthouse in Omaha, Nebraska will be holding two In Memoriam screenings: “The Burbs” (1/5 at 7:30 p.m. CST) and When Harry Met Sally (1/6 at 7 p.m. CST). Tickets to both of those screenings will be on sale soon.

Non-Austin Drafthouse locations in Texas (locations in New Braunfels, Stone Oak, Park North, Westlakes, and Laredo) will all be holding lightsaber vigils this evening (12/28) starting at 6:30 p.m. CST

Alamo Drafthouse’s Park North (San Antonio), Laredo and Market Place (New Braunfels) locations will also be holding free memorial screenings of The Blues Brothers throughout the weekend. You can reserve your seat(s) with a $5 food and beverage voucher. These theaters will be accepting donations before and after the show to DBSA San Antonio, a non-profit support group for people with mood disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder and Depression.

Elsewhere in Texas: Houston’s Mason Park location will hold a lightsaber vigil at 6:45 p.m. CST this Friday (12/30), while the Lubbock location will be holding their own lightsaber vigil on Friday, as well (7:00 p.m. CST).