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RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – The new star wars movie “Rogue One” officially makes its debut today. But if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you may be out of luck. Many showings across North Texas have already sold out.
Some movie theaters, like the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, are going all out and adding special touches to the movie experience.
If you’re still trimming the tree or looking for that last minute Christmas gift for your favorite Jedi you can get some ideas with Star Wars ornaments, terrariums and props all around.
Alamo Drafthouse pulls out all the stops for movie premieres — especially Star Wars. There was a big party in the lobby last night and tonight, at the Cedars downtown Dallas location, there will be a Star Wars themed beach party.
The creative am anger for for Alamo Draftuouse, James Wallace, said, “There will be storm troopers in Hawaiian shirts, Princess Leia and all kids of fun.”
There were about 1,000 moviegoers who came out for the first screenings at the Drafthouse and the theater will show it again 16 times today. The force is strong there!
While Star Wars is timeless and nostalgic for so many, Rogue One can apparently stand on its own. The movie is getting great reviews and people say you don’t have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy it.
“It was really good,” said Star Wars fan Kyle Wicks after seeing the movie last night. “I liked it a lot. It definitely lived up to the hype.”
Fan David Gullett folks should go out and see it. “It’s worth it — absolutely worth it! You just cannot get that original feeling, but I think they captured it. I think they really did.”
This is Star Wars movie number eight – but Rogue One is actually a prequel to the prequels.
Vendors will be back at the Alamo Draftuouse selling Star Wars merchandise and it’s being rumored that the Richardson Symphony Orchestra is sending out a quartet to play the score for fans.
Overall Wallace said, “It brings out everybody… kids and kids at heart!”
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