You can rent housing in The Presidio, former army base, current national park, and home to Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts center. The park doesn’t get government funding, so renting space to businesses (LFL has a 99-year lease) and regular folks (1000 households) in San Francisco’s tough retail market is how they balance the books.
StarWarsShop.com has an exclusive Christmas Vader action figure that’s… um.. festive. Because nothing says ‘Happy Holidays’ like a blood-colored figure of everyone’s favorite Sith Lord…
And LFL is finally moving into the Presidio this week, so updates on starwars.com will be slim.
The AP has a nice description of the facilities.
And the SF Gate has some great photos.
While we’re sorry that this now adds a bit of a commute to some of our friends at Lucasfilm, having a cafeteria where you can get such great views has to help make up for it in a small way.
Got my tickets for the 12:01 am show next week – they’re playing it in three theaters at my local multiplex. Three! So now I feel like a bit of an idiot for heading straight to the theater after work. But now I’m wondering – should I try to convince my friends to relive our high school days and get there early enough to be at the front of the line? (We did that for the Special Editions… yes, I’m just a youngling, I know.)
First off, another new commercial sporting more of the lovely Palpatine footage that makes us Sith get all giggly and excited… Note to Lucasfilm: Less of Padme. More of Palpy. Sell the evil.
The highlight of today’s articles – Anthony Daniels on what kind of wine to drink while watching Revenge of the Sith.
The BBC looks at why Star Wars still matters. Because, you know, all this media coverage apparently has people wondering. Includes testimonials from fans. Meanwhile, Reuters wonders if its good for cinema.
Would you pay $500 to see ROTS early?
And now for something completely different… a bit on Lucasfilm’s new Presidio headquarters. Pretty!