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Star Wars Crew Leaves Dubrovnik

Star Wars filming done and dusted in Dubrovnik (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

Star Wars filming done and dusted in Dubrovnik (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

Its a wrap. After 8 days, filming in Dubrovnik for Star Wars VIII has ended…

The set has been dismantled and business is back to normal in the Dalmatian city after filming ended on Thursday and production crews packed up after more than a week using the city’s famous Stradun and surrounding streets and sea for scenes for the much-anticipated follow-up of The Force Awakens.

Set has been removed (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

Set has been removed (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

Dubrovnik’s most famous street, Stradun, was closed during the night for filming which included explosive scenes. Dubrovnik’s stone walls and Banje beach were also used for scenes, and there was also filming aboard the yacht ‘Sea Star’.

How much exactly Dubrovnik benefited financially from the week of filming is yet to be revealed, although a figure of 5 million euros was mentioned before filming started. The film will provide the city also with massive marketing potential. Around 70% of work done on the set was done by Dubrovnik locals, whilst over 120 businesses wer compensated for having to close during filming.

Many now waiting to see how Dubrovnik looks on the big screen (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

Many now waiting to see how Dubrovnik looks on the big screen (photo credit: Star Wars in Dubrovnik)

It is set to hit cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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