New Star Wars to Donate Some Proceeds
“Star Wars: Episode II ó The Attack of the Clones” will premiere May 12th in 11 cities to raise money for children’s programs. At each premiere, some theater seats will be reserved for disadvantaged children.
“Throughout the years, `Star Wars’ films have entertained generations of children,” George Lucas, creator of the films, said in a statement on the movies’ Web site. “I’m delighted that these premieres will provide an opportunity to benefit the children who need it the most.”
Cities where charity premieres will be held are Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington.
The movie, introducing Hayden Christensen as the young adult Skywalker, opens commercially May 16.