Happy Star Wars Day!
Let’s start with a fun fact found on Twitter: The original “Star Wars” film was first shown in Delaware on May 25, 1977 at the Tri-State Mall in Claymont, one of just 45 theaters to screen it on its opening day. At the time, Tri-State Mall, which closed in 2015 after decades of decline, had one of the few twin movie theaters — and it turned into a triple for “Star Wars.”
Today, we have Disney+, which is premiering its new Star Wars title “The Bad Batch,” and a whole holiday to celebrate the franchise.
We kept an eye out for #maythe4thbewithyou posts on Twitter and Instagram with a Delaware twist throughout the day. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order:
STEM Queen Jackie Means did it up in style:
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Some creative historical cleaning:
Just keeping things at the Court House clean, a regular Monday of course! #MayThe4th #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay #delaware #netde #museumhumor #staffcleaning #funmonday pic.twitter.com/UpSDiaXunK
— Saving Delaware History (@SavingDEHistory) May 4, 2020
The outdoorsy Star Wars fan:
Levitea has the tea:
Some Yoda-esque words of wisdom from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services:
#MayThe4thBeWithYou as we embrace an inclusive society – especially in the era of coronavirus – where we are all share equally in our gifts and talents. Or as Yoda would say, "Another way we are building a stronger and healthier community, that is." #netde #inclusionrocks pic.twitter.com/YdpYMyjCsO
— DHSS (@Delaware_DHSS) May 4, 2020
A fun short from the Museum of Natural History:
Our Guest Experience Manager, Zack, had planned a busy work-from-home day. Until he realized what day it was. #MayThe4thBeWithYou #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay #StarWars #netDE #MuseumFromHome #workfromhome https://t.co/7jB8Xk6M0F
— Delaware Museum of Natural History (@delmnh) May 4, 2020
The Delaware Moms go with a muted palette, with Leia Organa front and center:
Some feminine artwork from the Beach Paper:
May the Fourth Be With You! Bethany Minner will be debuting art at @OgresGrove this Friday, as well as donating a Darth Vader resin keychain to the monthly giveaway for #Tour684.https://t.co/VbEi72QvSR… #miltonde #netde #MayTheFourth #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/zQa9jE6lcN
— Beach Paper (@BeachPaper) May 4, 2021
And finally, ice cream and Grogu — what could be better?
— Ice Cream Delight DE (@IceCrmDelightDE) May 4, 2021