George Lucas chooses Chicago over California as the site of his museum

June 25, 2014 5:43 PM

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Star Wars creator George Lucas has selected Chicago as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, opting for Illinois over Los Angeles and San Francisco. Pending approval from the city’s planning commission, Lucas’s institution (which is currently in the process of voting on a name change from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) will be built on parking lots near Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.

Just as his brainchild the Death Star can move from planet to planet, so too has Lucas traveled from city to city. The announcement comes after the Presidio Trust in San Francisco rejected a $700 million proposal by Lucas to build the museum on prime bayside parkland in February. Lucas is a native o...

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