Last Jedi a hit with first audience

THE midnight screening of the latest Star Wars epic at the Odeon Multiplex last night set a new theatre record as Gisborne became the first city in the world to see it.

An audience of close to 300 enjoyed Star Wars The Last Jedi and theatre manager David Hall said the turnout was “absolutely incredible”.

“We had 291 people in the main theatre and that was a record for a midnight screening in this theatre.”

Mr Hall said because Gisborne is the most easterly city in the world, the audience last night were the first of many millions to see the latest in the Stars Wars saga.

“People were saying as they came out it was a great movie, and all-round it was a happy occasion. It was so good to see so many families there last night — mums and dads and the kids.”

The film is screening eight times in the multiplex today.

THE midnight screening of the latest Star Wars epic at the Odeon Multiplex last night set a new theatre record as Gisborne became the first city in the world to see it.

An audience of close to 300 enjoyed Star Wars The Last Jedi and theatre manager David Hall said the turnout was “absolutely incredible”.

“We had 291 people in the main theatre and that was a record for a midnight screening in this theatre.”

Mr Hall said because Gisborne is the most easterly city in the world, the audience last night were the first of many millions to see the latest in the Stars Wars saga.

“People were saying as they came out it was a great movie, and all-round it was a happy occasion. It was so good to see so many families there last night — mums and dads and the kids.”

The film is screening eight times in the multiplex today.

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