Hamill feels the force is with museum’s new home

By STEVE COLLINS

BRISTOL PRESS STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL – The actor who played Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films is happy the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum has found a new home.

After learning from museum creator Cortlandt Hull about the new location in the Bristol Historical Society’s building on Summer Street, actor Mark Hamill emailed this week, “What a fantastic venue this will be.”

Hamill told Hull the historic building “looks like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story.”

Hull, who founded the museum in 1966, said one of the movie artifacts he plans to display this fall is a plexiglass star with “Star Wars” etched on it that was used for a 20th Century Fox dinner at the premier of the first film.

Hamill, who is in England on location for the seventh Star Wars movie, has long had a connection with Hull’s museum.  He’s known Hull for more than 30 years and appeared in Witch’s Dungeon videos.

The Witch’s Dungeon’s life-size horror movie figures and movie memorabilia will be on display during the five weekends in October at the 98 Summer St. building that served as the city’s first high school.