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The Force Is Strong As Dutchess Residents Flock To See New Star Wars Film

There was a line for tickets to see Star Wars over the weekend at the Poughkeepsie Galleria.
There was a line for tickets to see Star Wars over the weekend at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Star Wars apparel was available for purchase at the theater.
Star Wars apparel was available for purchase at the theater. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A girl heads in to see Star Wars with a painted face.
A girl heads in to see Star Wars with a painted face. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Two pals get ready to see the movie.
Two pals get ready to see the movie. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A family heads in to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
A family heads in to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Force was with area theater-goers, as fans of all ages flocked to see the new Star Wars film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

Most theaters have strict rules about how dressed up Star Wars filmgoers are allowed to be, but that didn't stop fans from showing their allegiance.

The Regal Cinemas Galleria Mall 16 in Poughkeepsie had the film playing all weekend in multiple theaters, and business was brisk.

Some wore Star Wars T-shirts, some carried light sabres and some had their faces painted, or wore clothes from the films.

They were all ready for a great time.

Reviews of the film have been very good, so expect the crowds to continue for a some time.

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