Movies and More For a Sensational ‘Star Wars’ Weekend

Empire is going with me anywhere, even folding laundry. Photo: Kelly Knox
Empire is going with me everywhere, even folding laundry. Photo: Kelly Knox

With the Star Wars movies now in digital HD, are you making this a Star Wars weekend?

Thanks to Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Disney, I’m using the Google Play app on my phone to take The Empire Strikes Back with me everywhere I go. Over the years I’ve seen this film on everything from a filmstrip to VHS tape to laserdisc, but it’s just as stunning to watch it in the palm of my hand.

Star Wars Weekend
Photo: Kelly Knox

If you’re looking to do more than just watch the films this weekend, here are a few suggestions from the official Star Wars web site and beyond for more activities to make this (or any time) a complete Star Wars weekend for you and your family:

GeekMom received a promotional copy of The Empire Strikes Back on Google Play for the purpose of this post.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.