Fans line up early for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Fans line up early for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' (NTV News)

Fans arrived at theaters early on Thursday to be the first in line to see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Mitch and Lincoln, father and son, were at the front of the line at Kearney Cinema 8.

They've been to all three recent "Star Wars" movies on opening night.

“It means that we get to see something before anyone else,” Lincoln said.

“We’ve been in the front a couple of times,” Mitch said of the long lines.

Mitch's fandom goes back many years to when he was a child - he said he saw his first "Star Wars" movie at the drive-in at Hastings.

"I was about 5 years old, so it's been a lifelong thing that I've enjoyed and now I can pass it on to them," Mitch said.

With actress Carrie Fisher's death in December 2016, many are wondering how she will fit into the new movie.

“I feel like they’re probably going to do a pretty good job sending her off," Lincoln said.

"Hopefully its not too emotional – I cry when the theme song comes on," Mitch said.

Other folks say they can’t get enough of this franchise

“I saw Star Wars in 1977, and i saw it 20 times. My parents would go into the movies and i would just go into another theater,” said Lyndon Arehart, who has been to every premiere since Empire Strikes Back in 1980. He has high hopes for The Last Jedi.

“Twists, turns, and hopefully something unexpected,” said Arehart.

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