“Star Wars” fans flock to stateline theaters for latest release

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) ─ Fans of all ages were at Showplace 16 in Rockford Thursday night to watch the final chapter in the “Star Wars” Skywalker saga.

“Star Wars” fans came decked out in their finest Jedi robes, or as their favorite characters.

The franchise started over 40 years ago with a little film called “A New Hope.” Experts expect the premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” to bring in an opening weekend of $175 to $200 million.

Fans say the films are a fun way to bring families together.

“Most sci-fi pushes towards a darker look, almost like a terror film. Where “Star Wars” is, like, good for all ages,” said fan Darryl Sorensen. “From little kids to on up to adults and that really helps build a family to come together.”

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