By Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The new “Star Wars” may not premiere until 7 p.m. Thursday, but some locals have been at the theatre since 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield spent part of Thursday at the Rosedale AMC to explain why.

These fans are in the midst of a marathon, watching every Star Wars ever made leading up to the big show Thursday night.  This challenge is not for the faint at heart.

They came prepared, physically in costumes, practically with sleeping gear and emotionally.

“Words can’t even describe how excited I am,” one fan said.

This 14-year-old has spent two years waiting for a two hour movie.

“I took the day off school just to come see this with my aunt,” Jaycee Goosen said.

They are about 15 hours into the marathon, so is lifelong super fan Evan Bistrom.

“It’s just a lot of fun nerding out to Star Wars,” Bistrom said.

Shawn Krueger grabbed his tickets. He has a few hours before he sits down for a double feature.

“I’m seeing it twice tonight at 7 and 10 o’clock,” Krueger said.

It’s seems for some a time that seemed far, far away has finally arrived. May the force be with them.

Most shows Thursday night are sold out but if you are a night owl, there are tickets available at 10:30 p.m. and then showings through the night.

So bring your light saber and your stamina.

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield