Fans line up for premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2015) - The wait is almost over. After hype has been building for months, many fans lined up today to see the first screening of the new movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' The movie opened all around the country, and in theaters across the Indianapolis area.

"Star Wars is one of the major genres that people dress up for," said Star Wars fan Chris Burris. "It has been a big part of my life growing up. It represents a lot of good things, nostalgia."

At the Indiana State Museum, the IMAX theater is sold out and has been for weeks. Tickets went on sale in October, selling quickly.

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"Opening weekend, about all we have left are early morning screenings. We're actually now operating 24 hours, for three day straight," said Craig Mince, theater manager at the IMAX theater. "

Fans came out in full costume and in full character. From Darth Vader and Princess Leia, to Boba Fett and The Emperor.

"We'll be at the State Museum just tonight, but we'll be all across Indiana all across the weekend," said 'The Emperor' dressed in full costume.

Storm Trooper and Millennium Falcon balloon art especially made for the premiere was on display for fans to also take pictures with.

"I think each one is about a hundred balloons or so, and it took us about six hours each to create our different sculptures," said Brian Getz of Brian's Balloons.

Tickets are sold out for many of the showings at the IMAX theater, but there are still seats available for some shows at theaters around the Indianapolis area.

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