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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ohio Man Rents Out Entire Movie Theater for Star Wars Release

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Cuyahoga Falls' Cinemark theater was pretty sure tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens would sell out. But it never expected to be literally booked for the entire night. Kent resident Craig Foreman wanted to ensure he would be able to see the continuation of his favorite franchise, and he wanted to make sure that his friends, family and fellow members of the Ohio Star Wars Collector Club.

According to, the super fan booked the 87-seat theater showing the seventh Star Wars film for 7 p.m. tonight. The cost, which came in at about $1,300, was quickly covered with assistance from the 200 folks in the OSCWW.

“I knew that there were plenty of guys like me,” Foreman told the Akron Beacon Journal.

The love for the Star Wars films is more than slightly intense; Foreman has tickets for several other opening-weekend showings besides the group screening and has been wearing a different Star Wars T-shirt to his school every day since Dec. 1.

He also has a tattoo on his left shoulder that includes a Rebel Alliance logo and six lightsabers, one for each of the movies to date. He expects to be adding a seventh soon.

There's lots more where that came from at the ABJ article, which details Foreman's lifelong fandom and hobby. 
(This article has been updated and corrected; it previously implied Foreman rented the theater to watch the movie in peace. That's not the case, and we apologize for the mistake.)

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