This former military base was used by US and British forces during World War II but closed in 1993.
In “The Force Awakens,” it enters active service once more, as a base for Resistance X-Wing Fighters. The former nuclear bunker is usually closed to the public, but visits have been allowed during the country’s annual Heritage Open Days.
An error in an earlier version of this story created a disturbance in the Force. Luke Skywalker himself set us straight:
#CorrectingCNN "Obi-Wan's 1st meeting w/ Luke filmed in Death Valley" No-it was shot in Tunisia, North Africa. (Sir Alec never shot in USA)
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 22, 2016