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Los Angeles Beats Out San Francisco for Lucas Museum

Published on: January 11, 2017


On Jan. 10, 2017 acclaimed filmmaker George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars, American Graffiti and Indiana Jones movies, gave a nod of approval for construction of a $1 billion museum in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Slated to open in 2020, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will contain photography, filmmaking, storyboards, costume designs, set designs and thousands of items from movies such as Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca and The Ten Commandments. The Modesto-born and raised  filmmaker has spent over four decades amassing a collection dedicated to the power of visual storytelling. With ties to both the Bay Area and Southern California, Lucas Foundation had to choose which area would best fit the museum and its goals.

American Graffiti Festivals take place in Modesto and Petaluma, where portions of the popular movie were filmed.

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