The film makes begins its run in Oklahoma City Aug. 25 at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24.
“It’s become a real community effort for the entire Farmers Market District,” Coleman said. “It’s like its own little compound, which makes it kind of like its own universe — our little Tatooine.”
An Oklahoma City man was arrested after he tried to choke a friend over a fight about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better.
This year’s literary guest of honor is Timothy Zahn, the writer who practically set the stage for Star Wars‘ initial expanded universe.
Director Gareth Edwards applies a natural sense for majesty and scale to the ominous AT-AT Walker.
“There’s always some kind of Star Wars deep burlesque show in an abandoned steel mill in those cities,” he said. “I often find … when you go to a place where you’re like ‘I don’t know about this,’ it has a cool underbelly of people who show up for the underground thing.”
A prom king and queen will be voted on by attendees.
“We’re working on our butterbeer recipe, and since our shop used to be a house with a backyard, we’re working on hosting some Quidditch there.”
“It was kind of like a game of 20 Questions that we played with the Lucasfilm team,” she said.
A balance between old and new makes The Force Awakens a welcome addition to the mega film franchise.