George Lucas chooses Chicago for movie memorabilia and art museum

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built-in Chicago with Lucas providing $700 million for the construction.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, Jun 25 2014 9:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

George Lucas is the mastermind behind the Star Wars franchise along with Indiana Jones. Lucas sold off his movie empire to Disney not long ago, and happily for fans, that sell off means lots more movies are in the works. Lucas has been looking for a place to build a museum for movie memorabilia and art for a while now.

George Lucas chooses Chicago for movie memorabilia and art museum | TweakTown.com

He was considering San Francisco and LA, but has chosen a different location. After "aggressive lobbying" from Chicago, Lucas has decided to build the museum there. Once completed, the museum will show off items collected during his 40-year career as a moviemaker and a large art collection he has put together.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will open in 2018 and will be located next to Soldier Field. Lucas will give at least $700 million to finance the construction of the museum. San Francisco fell out of the running when no location on the waterfront was available.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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