Dive-In Movies


MAY 1, 2021

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Movie fans from galaxies far, far away are invited to take part in an epic battle of good versus evil at Ripley’s Dive-In Theater. Grab the popcorn and kick up your fins to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ outside of the Aquarium on a 40-foot screen.

Join the Rip-bellion to see one of the most iconic pieces of film history – the original Star Wars® lightsaber® used by Luke Skywalker™ in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. Constructed from a vintage 1930s Graflex camera flash gun, the lightsaber is from the archives of producer Gary Kurtz and was acquired by Ripley’s in 2017.

Costumed characters from the movies will also be available for photographs courtesy of the 501st Legion Carolina Garrison. Digital photos with the Luke Skywalker lightsaber are available for purchase (credit card sales only).

Parking location is based on order of arrival and size of vehicle. Oversized vehicles (trucks, SUVs, etc.) will be parked in outer parking spaces as to not block smaller vehicles.

This event will take place rain or shine unless the weather proves dangerous.

  • Dive-In Theater is set up in the parking lot of Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
  • Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Gate opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • 36.99 +tax per car
  • Each car includes movie viewing for up to four people
  • For cars with more than four people, additional guests are $9.99 per person

Additional items are available for purchase on site (credit card sales only).

  • Snack pack of candy, a drink, and a digital photo with Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber

Star Wars®, Lightsaber®, The Empire Strikes Back™, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ are trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC and/or Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC. Lucasfilm is not affiliated with endorsing or sponsoring this display or event.

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