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George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

Soulskill posted about a month ago | from the put-it-in-millenium-falcon-park dept.

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netringer writes: George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, housing his collection of Star Wars art and movie memorabilia along with exhibits of the technology of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Where else but on the Chicago Lakefront will be it easy to recreate the ice planet of Hoth?

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98 comments

Why bother? (5, Funny)

MrEricSir (398214) | about a month ago | (#47312395)

The only Lucas art museum I need is ScummVM [scummvm.org] .

I'm just hoping JJ doesn't ruin SW like he did ST (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312445)

Leave the ruining of franchises to Lucas, please. He belongs in a museum himself.

Re:I'm just hoping JJ doesn't ruin SW like he did (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313597)

He only ruined Star Trek by turning it into a mindless summer blockbuster space movie, you know, Star Wars.

da fuq? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312449)

I thought that asshole was retired.

Fuck him.

Star Wars hasn't been good since 1980.

And one of the crowd favorite characters: Boba Fett, was introduced in the fucking Holiday Special

Re:da fuq? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312839)

your a fucking idiot, he was standing next to the millennium falcon the first time you see it

Re:da fuq? (3)

Dorsch (1773388) | about a month ago | (#47313209)

Erm... yes and no, but actually no.

The scene you're referring to was added in the special edition (1997). Boba Fett's first appearance was in fact in an animated sequence of the famously bad holiday special (1978) which depicts events a year after episode 4 and 2 years prior to episode 5.

Fighting the urge to go all Beavis and Butthead... (3)

grcumb (781340) | about a month ago | (#47312461)

"Narrative Farts, more like."

woot! (4, Funny)

jsepeta (412566) | about a month ago | (#47312487)

i hope he has a whole wing devoted to jar jar binks

Re:woot! (2)

Farmer Tim (530755) | about a month ago | (#47312523)

.. ..so we can burn that down and leave the good stuff intact?

Re:woot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312535)

I don't have any problem with Jar Jar Binks. Chewbacca is far more stupid and annoying, yet I've heard few complaints about that ugly piece of shit.

Re:woot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312933)

I don't have any problem with Jar Jar Binks. Chewbacca is far more stupid and annoying, yet I've heard few complaints about that ugly piece of shit.

Well at least Chewbacca NEVER EVER stepped on poo.

Re:woot! (1)

flargleblarg (685368) | about a month ago | (#47317789)

Well at least Chewbacca NEVER EVER stepped on poo.

If he did, he would find the person who left it there and pull their arms out of their sockets.

Re:woot! (4, Funny)

Krishnoid (984597) | about a month ago | (#47313267)

No need -- heesa the narrator on your audio tour.

Re:woot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313315)

You mean smashable jar jar binks. Reach for a baseball bat/lightsaber in a handy bin close by, open to adults and children."No, no; it isn't the hand you're going for..." *waves hand*

In Chicago??? (2)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | about a month ago | (#47312491)

Well.....I guess that's one museum I'll never be visiting.

Re:In Chicago??? (2)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about a month ago | (#47313791)

Well.....I guess that's one museum I'll never be visiting.

You've never been to Chicago have you?
There are murders, but they almost entirely gang on gang. Hell, most of them aren't even gangs, they're just teenagers being idiots. I've lived nearby, visited often and never felt threated or gotten mugged. The part of the city where all the museums are (I'm assuming that's where this will go) is very nice and well policed. Also, thanks to the supreme court, you can carry a handgun for protection now!

Re:You're a liar. (0)

cyborg_monkey (150790) | about a month ago | (#47313833)

Doesn't sound like you've been there either.

Re:You're a liar. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314077)

Doesn't sound like you've been there either.

Everything he said was rather true except for the last bit, once conceal carry was passed in Illinois there have been gun free zone stickers plastered all over a lot of buildings to make it as inconvenient as possible.

Re:You're a liar. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47316625)

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Chicago-Illinois.html

2.7 million people, 500 murders in 2012 = 18.5 per 100,000

New Orleans was 53.2 per 100,000

You must be terrified of Mardi Gras.

Re:You're a liar. (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about a month ago | (#47321385)

Actually, I am terrified of New Orleans. My mothers side of the family lives in Biloxi. I went once, aint going back. Chicago is Martha Stewarts living-room in comparison.

I'd hardly consider (0)

publiclurker (952615) | about a month ago | (#47316423)

Having a bunch of cowardly little men with mechanical penis running around to be a positive thing for the city.

Re:I'd hardly consider (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47318109)

If it weren't for the 'mechanical' you'd be referring to the epically corrupt thugs and crooks that inhabit every level of the city and county government there. The Mos Eisley cantina might as well be City Hall... a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And those crooks, often until they retire, die or finally either act recklessly enough to be caught or more likely embarrass a higher ranking crook and get turned into sacrifices, are re-elected time after time by a well controlled and indoctrinated populace. Reminiscent of Saddam's Iraq...

Great place for a Star Wars museum... especially one covering the era of the Republic's fall and the rise of the Empire.

Can't wait until is time for some electrical connection to be changed, or a piece to be moved and they have to wait for the right series of union folks to come along and piecemeal the change, with breadk in between, and oh boy don't even think about doing it yourself, or asking the electrician to move a box in the way of his work, or the mover unplug a cord so they can move an object, or there will be 'problems', and you won't like the 'problems'. (personal experience at a trade show in that city).

And some of the 'extra' money you're paying for those "qualified" people will also be filtering back into the coffers of the machine crooks.

No, I won't be going either. All the "little bites" that will go to feed the crooks and their machine leave a bad taste. A person's got to be pretty unparticular about who they hang around with to want to go spend money in chicago.

Re:I'd hardly consider (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about a month ago | (#47321379)

Having a bunch of cowardly little men with mechanical penis running around to be a positive thing for the city.

It's not. It doesn't need to be. It's a constitutional right that no-one has to justify to you. That's how rights work.

my childeren used to try the same (1)

publiclurker (952615) | about a month ago | (#47344709)

impotent arguments themselves when caught with an undefendable position. they grew out of it however.

Re:In Chicago??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314287)

As someone who's lived in Chicago most of my life, I won't be visiting it either.

Not that I'd be interested, anyway, but I don't understand what would connect Chicago and Star Wars?

Re:In Chicago??? (2)

CreatureComfort (741652) | about a month ago | (#47314487)

It's the closest he could find to Mos Eisley.

A wretched hive of scum and villainy, with really bad jazz.

Re:In Chicago??? (1)

wiggles (30088) | about a month ago | (#47314601)

We do have the Museum of Science and Industry right across the street - a geek mecca if there ever was one.

I live close to Chicago (1)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | about a month ago | (#47312495)

Please rethink it and keep it in California.

That way it's easier to change it from year to year. Less travel when you have to choose who shoots first and add fart jokes.

Re:I live close to Chicago (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a month ago | (#47312555)

at least the star wars pinball games where made in the Chicago area.

Re:I live close to Chicago (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313025)

Where they?

Re:I live close to Chicago (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314887)

well I'm in Chicago on business and your radio stations seem pretty happy about it

Nooooo (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312499)

As if driving in the city wasn't bad enough.

His Wife is From Chicago (4, Informative)

zapatero (68511) | about a month ago | (#47312501)

Yep, George married Mellody Hobson, and she's a native of Chicago - born there, grew up there. Think she had any influence on this?

Re:His Wife is From Chicago (1)

Noah Haders (3621429) | about a month ago | (#47312605)

No.

Re:His Wife is From Chicago (1)

Jim Sadler (3430529) | about a month ago | (#47316733)

At least it is not in Detroit.

Wanna get nerds into the museum? (2)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312585)

Sell the theatrical versions on HD media for ANH/ESB/ROTJ in the gift shop.

No CG bullshit, Han shoots first, and Sebastian Shaw is Anakin at the end of ROTJ. Complete with all the wonderful compositing errors around the miniatures and fighters in the space scenes (it's that slight colour mismatch you can sometimes see around things where they glued the footage together to create the final shots).

I'm basically talking about the Laserdisc versions on Bluray or something, dumped from those special archival reels one of the original companies still has locked up. You could sell those for $60/pop and people would go apeshit over them. Make it so that you can only buy them there, and only after you've gone through the museum.

Re:Wanna get nerds into the museum? (2)

dltaylor (7510) | about a month ago | (#47312717)

Please.

My LaserDiscs are getting old, and if I just "archive" them, I'll be accused of faking the footage, since the kids have generally only seen the bogus version.

Re:Wanna get nerds into the museum? (1)

sootman (158191) | about a month ago | (#47317881)

I have instructions in my will to be buried with these discs. :-)

http://slashdot.org/journal/84... [slashdot.org]

Re:Wanna get nerds into the museum? (1)

91degrees (207121) | about a month ago | (#47313193)

I like most of the CG. The only problem is the stupid extra bits that were added. I have no problem with a dewback closer to the foreground, or no blur under the landspeeder. The Ronton, the "Han shot first" bit and Jabba are seriously the only problems.

My Boyish Heart Is Broken (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312649)

George, please just stop. Stop.

Captcha: hemlock. Give me it.

Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (2, Insightful)

bayankaran (446245) | about a month ago | (#47312659)

When the current generation who grew up on Star Wars go away, will it remain in public memory like paintings or music, or even cinema? And that too at Chicago, home to excellent museums.
Me thinks there is no permanence to Star Wars. Its already looking dated and silly.
Meanwhile '2012 A Space Odyssey' still feels fresh.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (5, Funny)

SpzToid (869795) | about a month ago | (#47312765)

'2012 A Space Odyssey' probably still feels fresh to you because it was only two years ago.

And Han shot first, because I was there when he did it, and I saw him do it.

[/sarcasm]

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47321893)

so if Han shot first,

who shot second?

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312919)

2012 fresh ? Ha ha ha no. Definitely not.
2012 A Space Odyssey is 100% an 80s film and not for technology. The politics dates this film.

Now 2001 is a timeless classic. This film is as fresh today as it was 40+ years ago. Hell even At&t managed to get back to its old crapstatic monopolistic practices. Now we need to resuscitate TWA and all will be well with the world.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313079)

Utterly agree. Its not that good a movie.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313139)

It's two years later and I'm still trying to forget seeing Prometheus... Noomi Rapace's character and acting sucked, but then again the script was nothing more than a rehash of Aliens I-III so there wasn't much to work with. Maybe she'll get some acting classes for Prometheus 2, but I won't be dishing out any cash to see that stinker.

I guess what I'm saying is that making more of a franchise seems to serve no purpose but to kill whatever is/was great about it. Especially these days when quality control is mostly "do people already know the brand; if 'yes' let's push some more shit out". This gives us endless remakes of Batman, Spiderman, Transformers, Star Trek, Star Wars and a _three_ movie version of 'Hobbit, there and back'. And names like Ridley Scott will go down in infamy because they seem to prostitute themselves to any project.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (2)

DerekLyons (302214) | about a month ago | (#47313181)

When the current generation who grew up on Star Wars go away, will it remain in public memory like paintings or music, or even cinema?

That's about the silliest way to phrase a question I've ever heard... I know, it's probably meant to sound intellectual, but really you just sound like a pretentious jackass to ask "will this movie be remembered like this type of art, that type of art, and movies?"
 

Me thinks there is no permanence to Star Wars. Its already looking dated and silly. Meanwhile '2012 A Space Odyssey' still feels fresh.

Huh? No, 2012 feels dated and faded. It was already feeling dated and faded the last time I saw it back in the late 70's. (And I wasn't even out of my teens yet.) It's sterile shiny technocratic future vision was already discredited before it even began filming, and further dimmed by the multiples crises and shocks of the 70's. It's special effects long since surpassed. It's dull and plodding 'plot' a distant memory (because it was only shown on TV but rarely.)
 
Star Wars on the other hand lives *today*. Five year old kids are playing with Star Wars toys, and watching Star Wars movies. Star Wars merchandise fills retail outlets all over the country even though there has been no new film in nearly a decade. Etc... etc... Star Wars is deeply embedded in popular culture in a way that 2001 never was.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (1)

Stem_Cell_Brad (1847248) | about a month ago | (#47313769)

Wrong

My 5 year old boy and 7 year old girl freakin love Star Wars.They have watched and rewatched all six movies.

Most of their little friends love Star Wars, too. Take a look at toy stores, and you fill find sections of Star Wars junk, indicating the continued interest among youngsters..

Star Wars.has already been "passed down" to the next generation.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47319345)

You let your 5 year old watch Revenge of the Sith?

Are you sure that's a good idea?

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314109)

Man, no wonder it feels fresh. The version I watched was 11 years too old!

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314181)

Disney is cashing in on nostalgia with the new movie while they can. That's why they bought "Star Wars". They have a window of a few years to make movies and cash in, and hopefully hook a new generation if the new product is good. Nostalgia plays are very, very dangerous because they can backfire and be awful. (Ask Marvel Comics about signing 70s and 80s writer Chris Claremont to a long-term exclusive contract a few years ago and how badly his new material sold.)

As a licensed property, SW was hurt by the badly-received "prequel" trilogy, and the flood of crap products (like Kevin J Anderson novels) that tarnished the brand name. Disney is counting on having control of this property and bringing it back to what it once was.

Disney is the master of "retiring" licensed properties and bringing them back. If you have a large portfolio, you can do that. They want to give today's kids a big dose of SW, and make some money, and then bring it back when today's kids are older and have kids. They can keep the money coming if they do it right.

So, yes, having SW treated as a big-media copyright industry product to make profit does make me want to have my memory erased like C-3P0 at the end of Episode III. I'm sorry I ever watched it as a child.

Re:Is there any 'value' to Star Wars? (1)

Hillgiant (916436) | about a month ago | (#47314261)

Put it in deep outer space... (1)

zenlessyank (748553) | about a month ago | (#47312693)

So no one has to see it. Chicago has enough problems.

One more reason (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312715)

One more reason to never go anywhere near Chicago.

Why not Detroit... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47312855)

...which do urgent need some help.

In Future news... (1)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | about a month ago | (#47312861)

..Star Wars Museum robbed!

Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Location (5, Insightful)

Scot Seese (137975) | about a month ago | (#47312889)

Well.. ,

Hardly surprising. This is the same kind of decision typically made by large entertainment ventures - e.g., Six Flags, Universal, etc. - after doing careful studies of population density, demographics and travel connections.

You've all heard the " ... there are N millions of people within a 4-hour drive or 1 flight,no transfer, from Y amusement park." Yep, same math.

While New York or LA may be closer to the entertainment industry, Chicago is central to the people who matter most - The fans.

If you stuck a pin in Chicago on the map and plotted a circle to estimate how many millions of people live within 2 states in any given direction - easy traveling considering the transportation arteries that converge into I-80 & I-94 - it's a hell of a lot of people. That one of the largest, most capable international airports in the world - O'Hare - sits on the edge of town, massively connected through multiple rail, bus and taxi lines - is a big fat cherry on top.

This is the kind of head-scratching math that puts enormous amusement parks like Kings Island in Cincinnati Ohio, or Six Flags halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee in the middle of nowhere - because they are actually in the middle of a ton of midwesterners unafraid of a car trip.

Having the ability to ride the nations' only electric interstate train all the way from South Bend, Indiana to Millennium Station in the heart of downtown Chicago for $22 round trip - I can't wait for the museum to open!

Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313337)

"I can't wait for the museum to open!"

You can have it then. It doesn't belong on the lakefront alongside such classical institutions like the Shedd Aquarium or the Field Museum.

Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313349)

You probably nailed why it is always on the list for top ten local destinations. Every year.

Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (1)

NJRoadfan (1254248) | about a month ago | (#47313793)

Having the ability to ride the nations' only electric interstate train all the way from South Bend, Indiana to Millennium Station in the heart of downtown Chicago for $22 round trip - I can't wait for the museum to open!

There are other electric interstate trains in the US.

Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47315803)

Having the ability to ride the nations' only electric interstate train

Where on earth did you come up with that from? There have been interstate electrified trains for over 100 years.

Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (1)

locust (6639) | about a month ago | (#47317839)

actually this has more to do with the presidio trust screwing him over for 4 years.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/... [sfgate.com]

At least he didn't get his first choice (3, Interesting)

Animats (122034) | about a month ago | (#47312901)

Lucas originally wanted this location [google.com] for his monument to himself. It's in open space in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. That's one of the great urban waterfront public spaces of the world. So that plan was very unpopular in SF. Another location was proposed, some unused piers a few miles down the waterfront in the tourist waterfront area, but that wasn't dramatic enough for Lucas.

Re:At least he didn't get his first choice (2)

beheaderaswp (549877) | about a month ago | (#47313347)

No... that needs to be reserved for the Star Trek museum. Where was San Francisco in Star Wars? Nowhere... but the center of the Star Trek Universe is... you got it... Star Fleet Academy in San Francisco.

Re:At least he didn't get his first choice (1)

sexconker (1179573) | about a month ago | (#47316751)

No... that needs to be reserved for the Star Trek museum. Where was San Francisco in Star Wars? Nowhere... but the center of the Star Trek Universe is... you got it... Star Fleet Academy in San Francisco.

The center of the Star Trek Universe is fat, sweaty virgins.

Re:At least he didn't get his first choice (1)

Snufu (1049644) | about a month ago | (#47318963)

Something's got to generate that gravity well.

At least he didn't get his first choice (1)

mclipsco (812432) | about a month ago | (#47315233)

There's much less chance of his museum being destroyed by either Godzilla's defensive maneuvers or the dawn of a race of super apes taking over the planet.

oh me (1)

tstur (38065) | about a month ago | (#47313157)

Could he have selected a more pompous name for the place?

Chicago, please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313275)

Just as New-york has moma (museum of modern art), drops lucas and just name it mona (museum of narrative art). It just can't be a Guggenheim... please, no (not a lucas museum in more than one city, do not let that happen. You can stop it now).

Excepted for Lucas implication, I do not see the relation of the museum with star wars.

Next step: Lucas fights against the Mona Lisa painting, to have it renamed... it was done first but you know who shoot first and what happened to (hi[s])story.

Please don't sully our beautiful lakefront (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47313309)

As a Chicago resident, I can't believe this is even being considered for the lakefront. Once more people find out about this it will surely be shot down.

SF SF fans are livid! (1)

Thud457 (234763) | about a month ago | (#47314127)

Chicago : You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Re:Please don't sully our beautiful lakefront (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314147)

Explosions don't go boom in a vacuum. Please put this lowbrow stuff somewhere else. Maybe Newark.

Re:Please don't sully our beautiful lakefront (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314361)

Once more people find out about this it will surely be shot down.

But who will shoot it down first?

Good choice Georgee. (2)

Charcharodon (611187) | about a month ago | (#47313385)

George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco

Great Choice Georgee it fits with the theme.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Poor Han he still won't be able to shoot first there either. Maybe you should have picked Florida instead, we have more reasonable gun laws down here.

Re:Good choice George. (1)

Chas (5144) | about a month ago | (#47313697)

George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco

Great Choice Georgee it fits with the theme.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Poor Han he still won't be able to shoot first there either. Maybe you should have picked Florida instead, we have more reasonable gun laws down here.

HEH!

Okay that got a laugh outta me.

So.

Damn.

TRUE!

Yeeessssss (1)

Mech610 (2317310) | about a month ago | (#47313913)

As a Chicagoan who's going into museum curation for his career, I look forward to applying for a job here.

Detriot, Mi (1)

halltk1983 (855209) | about a month ago | (#47313919)

They could have put it in Detroit and used the city itself as an example of post-bombardment Taris.

Chicago?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314041)

You'll not find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

George Lucas is a one hit wonder (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314057)

Personally, I'm tired of the whole Star Wars thing, and was never a fan of it to begin with. At least he put this in Chicago - far away from the rest of us.

Fits (3, Funny)

slapout (93640) | about a month ago | (#47314233)

Chicago. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Re:Fits (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47315291)

Awesome.

Chicago Lakefront NOT Hoth... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314351)

Duluth, or Bayfield, where there was still pack ice in April, would be a better Hoth.

Chicago (1)

rally2xs (1093023) | about a month ago | (#47314385)

Chicago - gave us our first truly anti-American President.

Re:Chicago (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47318231)

Racist haters never miss a chance to show their colors, do they?

Wow. (1)

azav (469988) | about a month ago | (#47314523)

He had that neck bag thing back then too.

All that money and he hasn't gotten his neck pouch removed.

Strange.

Re:Wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314835)

It all goes to the technology behind is hair. His hair is the flashing neon sign declaring his vanity to the world.

Breaking news (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314579)

George Lucas opens museum honoring himself

chiacgo? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47314615)

The tax you to death and shoot you dead city of Chicago?
I am guessing they will let him stay tax free for a cut of the money.
The welfare government cannot survive on it's own, must find a way to leach off of real producers.
So they give tax havens to those who can make money and everyone else gets the shaft.

And this is why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47315257)

I'll likely never go visit it. Who would want to go to Chicago? Why not put it in New Jersey while your at it?

And this is why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47316873)

Lessee... Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pritzker Bandshell, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Outdoor Music Series, great food [chicagomag.com] , not to mention Buckingham Fountain and Navy Pier for the tourists.

Chicago is great in the spring and summer. Longest public lakefront of any city in the world I believe. Murder rate is complete bullshit.

Winter really, really sucks.

Harry Dresden will be thrilled (1)

afaiktoit (831835) | about a month ago | (#47315519)

He's a big fan of star wars in the books

so (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47316183)

That's like choosing which hooker to give herpes.

Star Wars Museum in Chicago? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47316701)

That is not the museum I'll be looking for.

I'm not even sure which museum we're in. (1)

Minwee (522556) | about a month ago | (#47317317)

Well, if there's a bright center to the universe, this museum's in the city that it's farthest from.

How about Norway? (1)

pokerdad (1124121) | about a month ago | (#47317351)

Where else but on the Chicago Lakefront will be it easy to recreate the ice planet of Hoth?

Its so cute when Americans from the lower 48 talk about how cold some place gets; sort of like when Canadians talk about heat waves.

Museum of Mutilated Arts (1)

Snufu (1049644) | about a month ago | (#47319003)

Along with permanent exhibits, such as theaters running constant loops of Greedo shooting first and Indiana Jones fighting aliens, there can be loaned works, such as the Mona Lisa. Da Vinci changed her frown to a smile in the re-release.

At least... (1)

frd1963 (1786106) | about a month ago | (#47326603)

... they're doing it while many still have somewhat of a high regard for the franchise. Once Disney's marketing prodigies butcher the upcoming installments, I think that Star Wars may become the poster-child for the evils of unchecked corporate oversight. It may take until the 25th century for that stigma to wane; just in time build a museum in New Chicago.

Lucas has no say! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47366323)

He sold the copyrights and trademarks and all intellectual properties of Star Wars to Disney!

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