THE Empire Strikes Back is to be screened at Manchester Arena with a live orchestra later this year.

It is widely regarded as the best film in the Star Wars saga and fans will get to hear Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score brought to life as they experience it all over again.

The sequel to Star Wars: A New Hope sees the battle for the galaxy intensifying.

As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader.

Meanwhile Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to Dagobah to be taught the ways of the Force by Jedi Master Yoda.

But little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation and a life-or-death battle with Darth Vader—awaits.

Tickets are from £29.50. Visit