Feel the force as Star Wars VII is a ‘sell out’

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The force is with them as Coleraine fans have SOLD OUT the first midnight showing of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

The year’s most anticipated film will open at the Movie House in the Jet Centre, Coleraine, this Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

“We opened pre-bookings months ago and the interest has been phenomenal.

“The first midnight show is sold out and we will be putting on a second screening to accommodate the interest,” said Movie House’s Teri Kelly this week.

“Die hard fans want to be the first to see the new movie - there is fantastic interest in the film.”

Director J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster reunites original castmembers Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

The film, which opens in UK cinemas on Thursday, has already smashed all records for advance ticket sales in the US, reportedly earning more than $50m by mid November.

In October 2012 Dinseybrokered a $4.05 billion deal to buy Lucasfilm, and with the deal came the announcement that they would be starting production on a whole new trilogy of Star Wars films that would keep the epic story going for years and years to come.

J.J. Abrams whose fantasy genre hits have included masterpieces like Lost, Alias and Star Trek Into Darkness, co-wrote the film with Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of the original trilogy films Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.

While some location shooting was completed in places like the Abu Dhabi desert and the Kerry island of Skellig Michael, most of filming was done at Pinewood Studios in England.

The story takes place approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi - after the destruction of the two Death Stars bankrupted the galaxy - and will feature the stars of the ‘middle’ trilogy, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa). Also on board from the original trilogy are Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew - reprising the roles of R2D2, C3PO and Chewbacca respectively.

For tickets visit www.moviehouse.co.uk/ or call the box office on 028 7035 0000.