Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Will Host Lightsaber Vigil for Carrie Fisher


  • Jaime Monzon

Rally your closest lightsaber-wielding pals and head to area Alamo Drafthouses to mourn the death of Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia and later General Organa in the Star Wars franchise.

The vigil, which takes place at all Alamo Drafthouse locations in San Antonio, New Braunfels and Laredo, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. tonight and all are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters from the franchise. Flashlights and glow sticks are also welcome in place of lightsabers.

The theaters will also host memorial screenings of The Blues Brothers, where Fisher famously played the Mystery Woman. Donations will be accepted before and after the show for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Antonio.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.