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Star Wars Lexington: What you need to know

Stormtroopers are on guard in a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Stormtroopers are on guard in a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." AP

The year’s most anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will beam into Lexington theaters starting on Thursday.

Costumes OK?

The Kentucky Theatre is the only cinema in the Lexington area that will allow you to wear a mask or face paint along with a costume. Cinemark, Regal and Movie Tavern allow costumes but not masks or face paint. All of the theaters in Lexington do not allow prop blasters or faux lightsabers.

Is it too late to see Star Wars on Thursday?

Some showings are sold out, but it’s not too late to get a Thursday seat, as of Wednesday morning. Ticket prices and advance ticketing availability vary at the cinemas.

Cinemark Movies 10, 425 Codell Drive

Earliest show available: 7 p.m.

Cinemark Fayette Mall and XD, 3800 Mall Road

Earliest show available : 7:30 p.m.

Regal Hamburg Pavilion Stadium 16 & RPX, 1949 Star Shoot Parkway

Earliest show available: 7:45 p.m.

Movie Tavern BRC, 150 Langley Drive, Nicholasville

Earliest show available: 11:00 p.m.

Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main Street

Earliest time available: 7:15 p.m.

To 3D or not 3D?

If you hoping to see The Force Awakens in 3D, there are four theaters in the Lexington area that can scratch that itch.

Of those, Regal Hamburg, Cinemark Movies 10 and Cinemark Fayette Mall and XD still have Thursday showings in 3-D.

You saw the movie. What Now?

If The Force Awakens stirs up a hunger for more Star Wars, The Kentucky Theatre will be hosting “Chewbacca’s New Years Eve Party” complete with a Jedi Potluck. Costumes are encouraged, so you can reuse your Leia buns!

Good luck young padawan. May The Force be with you.

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