There cannot be many people more excited to see the new Star Wars film than Force fanatic Jenn Mair.
The 25-year-old is living the dream for all us slightly shy Star Wars fans, dressing up as Obi Wan Kenobi – the young version presumably – to go and see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Falkirk Cineworld tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.
Jenn, from Bo’ness, works for Anytime Leisure in Edinburgh during the day, but both she and boyfriend Jamie Hall will be getting into the spirit of the much anticipated event.
She said: “We’ve got the full Jedi robes. I’ll be dressed as Obi Wan while Jamie will be heading over to the dark side, dressed as a Sith. I’ve got a green lightsaber and Jamie has a blue one.
“I got mine from America and I’ve been dying to try it out.”
Jenn’s love affair with George Lucas’s timeless sci-fi creation goes right back to her childhood.
“I don’t think I can remember a time without Star Wars in my life.
“I just watched the original trilogy on video over and over again from the age of six – people thought I would burn the tape out I watched it so much.”
Jenn prefers the original three films – confusingly Star Wars IV, V and VI – which featured Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, rather than the new trilogy – Star Wars I, II and III – which told the tale of Anakin Skywalker’s tragic defection to the dark side.
“I can’t wait to see the new film,” said Jenn. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be like an early Christmas present for me. I just want to see what has happened to everyone since we last saw them in Return of the Jedi.
“I want to see if Luke Skywalker has had a family. I’m also a bit worried that something bad will happen to some of the original main characters. They better not kill off Han Solo or R2D2.”
A spokesperson at Falkirk Cineworld said they had no special events planned for the release of the new film, but would welcome Jenn, Jamie and anyone else who wanted to come along dressed as their favourite Star Wars characters to mark the occasion.
The Falkirk Herald’s own reporter Scott McAngus, himself a die hard Star Wars fan, dusted down his Imperial Stormtrooper uniform in anticipation of the return of one of the biggest film franchises in cinema history.