There were people lined up outside the Kootenay Centre Cinemas last Thurday night to see the first Castlegar screening of Star Wars Episode 7.

Castlegar residents line up for Star Wars Episode 7

People lined up outside the Kootenay Centre Cinemas last Thursday night to see the first Castlegar screening of Star Wars Episode 7.

The excitement outside the Kootenay Centre Cinemas was palpable last Thurday night as people waited in line to see the first Castlegar screening of Star Wars Episode 7.

J. Flis, 43, saw the first Star Wars movie in the theatre and was excited for Episode 7.

“My parents took me to the first one in ‘77 when I was four and I’ve seen every other movie in the theatre since,” he said.

Flis’ kids have also seen the first six movies and were waiting with him in line.

“He owns all the Star Wars videos,” Flis said of his son. “He’s been into it since he was four too. He has a huge Star Wars Lego collection and video games.”

Brianna Shannon, 35, had dressed for the occasion.

“I’ve got my new tights on,” she said, pointing to her red, black and white tights patterned with storm trooper helmets, walkers and Galactic Empire symbols.

The waiting finally comes to an end as everyone finds their seat in the theatre and a cheer goes up as yellow text starts scrolling up the screen.

Numerous lightsaber and star ships battles later everyone emerges from the theatre, still bubbling with excitement.

Flis was not disapointed. His two favourite new characters are Rey and BB-8.

“It was amazing,” he said.

 

Just Posted

Finals set for senior curling championship

Bill van Yzerloo and Lisa Deputan teams win bronze, Craig and Cowan rinks headed to the finals

Firefighters extinguish early-morning blaze in Rossland

Neighbour alerted family of four, no injuries reported

Rescued snowmobilers ill-prepared for emergency, Castlegar RCMP say

Two men rescued Wednesday night were not ready for overnight in back country

Police share more details on occupants and suspicious van in Fruitvale

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school on Feb. 19

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

‘Be Kind’ message on shirts sold for anti-bullying activities of Wednesday, Feb. 27

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Most Read