Theaters Put Out Costume Rules for Star Wars Premiere - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Theaters Put Out Costume Rules for Star Wars Premiere

Posted: Updated:
BJ Wheatley's Boba Fett/Chewbacca Costume (Photo: WBOC) BJ Wheatley's Boba Fett/Chewbacca Costume (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.-  After years of waiting, Star Wars fans on Delmarva are making their way to the theaters for the newest entry in the franchise.  Many of them are coming in costume.  But before you power up your lightsaber, don your cape and mask, you may want to check with your local theater about their costume policy before you pass through the doors.

It's a day long awaited.  The force has reawakened on the screens, after a decade-long hiatus.  Not only is the sound design for these movies incredible, so too are the costumes.  But many theaters across the country, including Cambridge Premier Cinemas, now have a costume policy.

"This is an unfortunate thing, because this is one of the best things about these movies is people coming in costume.  But unfortunately, over the last few years, we've had things happen in movie theaters across the United States," said manager Dennis Benjamin.

Costumes are still allowed, but there are limitations.  Some of the items on that list include lightsabers.  Also included are blasters, helmets, capes, cloaks, and facepaint.  The costume guidelines were suggested by Disney.

"They came out and said we'd like you to put some rules in place," said Benjamin.

BJ Wheatley at Realerevival Brewing is a huge Star Wars fan.  He said the policy is a sad, but smart move.

"I will keep my blaster at home.  I hope nothing like that occurs.  It's a good crowd for Star Wars, good fans, so I don't think we'll have a problem with it," said Wheatley.

Others, like David Heuer, are sad their lightsabers will have to stay home.

"I mean I can see the point in it if you didn't want people with lightsabers in the movie making noise," Heuer said. "But a bunch of toy plastic lightsabers because of a shooting doesn't make sense to me."

With or without a lightsaber, you'll still get to see plenty of action on the screens in theaters.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Traffic Stop Leads to Finding of 228 Grams of Marijuana

    Traffic Stop Leads to Finding of 228 Grams of Marijuana

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:05:05 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:05:05 GMT
    228 grams of marijuana was found in Keevon Bishop's car, police said.228 grams of marijuana was found in Keevon Bishop's car, police said.
    A traffic stop in Somerset County led to a drug bust, according to Maryland State Police.More
    A traffic stop in Somerset County led to a drug bust, according to Maryland State Police.More
  • Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:07:23 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:07:23 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
  • Main St. Plaza to Receive Drastic Makeover

    Main St. Plaza to Receive Drastic Makeover

    07/22/2017 08:18:00 -04:002017-07-22 12:18:00 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:18 AM EDT2017-07-22 12:18:30 GMT
    The Main St. Plaza is set to receive a drastic new look in October of 2018. The Plaza will be converted into a regular street with two sidewalks and asphalt down the middle.More
    The Main St. Plaza is set to receive a drastic new look in October of 2018. The Plaza will be converted into a regular street with two sidewalks and asphalt down the middle.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Traffic Stop Leads to Finding of 228 Grams of Marijuana

    Traffic Stop Leads to Finding of 228 Grams of Marijuana

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:05:05 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-22 22:05:05 GMT
    228 grams of marijuana was found in Keevon Bishop's car, police said.228 grams of marijuana was found in Keevon Bishop's car, police said.
    A traffic stop in Somerset County led to a drug bust, according to Maryland State Police.More
    A traffic stop in Somerset County led to a drug bust, according to Maryland State Police.More
  • Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

    07/21/2017 22:16:00 -04:002017-07-22 02:16:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:27:21 GMT
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
    Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - finally came back home.More
  • Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Police Looking for Man Involved in Assault in Milford

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:08:10 GMT
    A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
    MILFORD, De.-- The Milford Police Department is turning to the public to ask for assistance in locating a man involved in an assault. A warrant is out for Huber Velasquez-Rodriguez of Milford. Police say the 36-year-old was involved in a domestic reMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices