Derry demand for new Star Wars film ‘phenomenal’

The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted on US TV
The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted on US TV

A Derry cinema has said tickets for the hotly anticipated new Star Wars film have become their fastest selling tickets of all time.

Tickets for the midnight showing of the seventh film in the franchise went on sale just over 24 hours ago.

Brunswick Moviebowl has said the demand for them among Derry people is ‘phenomenal’ and further shows will be added.

The cinema is showing the movie at 00:05 on Thursday December 18 in both 2D and 3D.

Both of these are nearly sold out so if you want to be one of the first to see the film the advice is to book tickets quickly.

Caoimhin McClafferty, Operations Manager from the cinema, said the demand for tickets has ‘taken us by surprise’.

‘We knew it was going to be big. The demand so far has been phenomenal’.

‘We have done this with other franchise’s in the past, like The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and for our special showing of Back To The Future tomorrow. But Star Wars has becoming our fastest selling tickets ever’.

Huge demand for the tickets has seen many cinema’s website crash across the UK.

Thankfully for Derry people keen to get their hands on the tickets, Brunswick Moviebowl ensured their infrastructure was able to handle it.

The full trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens has just been unveiled.

The trailer opens with Daisy Ridley’s character Rey and John Boyega’s Finn questioning their places in the galaxy, before new antagonist Kylo Ren, played by Girls star Adam Driver, promises to finish what Darth Vader started.

There are also glimpses of the stars of the original trilogy, with Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Peter Mayhew’s Chewbacca appearing, as well as a fleeting glimpse of Carrie Fisher as Leia.

Missing from the footage is Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker but there are sweeping shots of the Millennium Falcon, Storm Troopers and plenty of action accompanied by a soaring score to keep fans happy.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, will receive a world premiere in Los Angeles on December 14 ahead of a UK release on December 17.