This Friday (15th September), the Torch Theatre will be bringing its Sunset Cinema event to Pembroke Port for the first time, to show the classic film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

The story picks up from the legendary Star Wars and sees Han, Luke and Leia fight Darth Vader and the Empire as part of the rebel alliance and features one of the most famous plot twists in movie history. Not only is it action packed, but it also has a special local connection.

The community is invited to bring a chair, wrap up warm and come along to enjoy the screening outside the Western Sunderland Hangar, where the Pembroke Dock Falcon was built for the film.

Jordan Gates (on Admiralty Way) will open from 7pm with the film starting when light levels allow. Tickets are £13 in advance, or £15 on the gate. Local businesses will be present, with sweet and savoury treats and drinks on sale and a few ‘very recognisable‘ special guests will also be in attendance.

To celebrate its connections with the iconic movie spaceship, Pembroke Port will donate a percentage of profits from the event to Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, which is home to the Pembroke Dock Falcon exhibition.

Sharon Adams, Commercial Manager for Pembroke Port said: “We’re very excited to welcome the Torch Theatre to Pembroke Port on Friday for an extra special Star Wars themed Sunset Cinema. It’s going to be a really fantastic occasion and we’re all looking forward to welcoming the local community into the Port for the evening.”


Mark Williams, Project Manager, Pembroke Dock Falcon said:
“It is amazing that the Port has partnered with the Torch Theatre for this event. We are incredibly excited to see 'The Empire Strikes Back', the very film that brought Star Wars to Pembroke Dock, being shown right here in the town next to the hangar where the Falcon was constructed. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the local community to, once again, come together and celebrate the story of the Pembroke Dock Falcon.”


To purchase tickets for the Sunset Cinema, visit or call 01646 695267. Please note: this event is an outdoor event, if weather conditions are not acceptable, an alternative indoor venue will be used on site.

Port of Milford Haven is not associated or linked to Lucasfilm Ltd in any way. Star Wars, its characters, costumes and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & TM. Lucasfilm Ltd, All rights reserved.


Notes to Editors:
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Waterfront. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

For further information, visit or contact:
Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100