Theaters getting ready for the big premiere of ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’

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OKLAHOMA - A lot of people are talking about the new Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens, hitting theaters in the metro on Thursday .

Many folks have had their tickets for weeks now, counting down until the big premiere.

At The Warren Theatre in Moore, the force is strong with the staff as they hope to keep fans entertained, creating an overall experience for movie goers.

There will be a light show to the Imperial March, a recognizable song from the John Williams score of Star Wars, which hopes to draw fans into a powerful journey for the senses in the IMAX 3D theater.

"I was three-years-old, it was my first memory actually," said Pat Murphy, General Manager of the Moore Warren Theatre.

Murphy said there will be entertainment, giveaways, and more.

Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday, the Warren will host a movie marathon, off all Star Wars films, leading up the 7 p.m. premiere of "The Force Awakens."

"We're going to play our IMAX Star Wars, The Force Awakens on a loop; we're not even going to shut our doors. It's the first time ever we're going to stay through on a loop for 24 hours," said Murphy.

The film is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

"It's set to break the all-time box office gross record, which is currently Jurassic World at $208M. This one is expected to do about $250M, but you can't really put a number on this type of animal," said Murphy.

This movie is appealing to both the older and younger generations.

"Most definitely light sabers. Any kid wants to be able to use that light saber," said Murphy.

All theaters in the metro will be busy though the weekend, starting Thursday; most premiers in the metro are at 7 p.m. Thursday.

It’s expected to be busy, so you’re encouraged to get your tickets in advance and show up early to get a good seat.

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