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>>

  • Delaware State Police Seek Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

    Delaware State Police Seek Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:25:26 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:25:26 GMT
    Suspect WantedSuspect Wanted
    Suspect WantedSuspect Wanted
    NEWARK, Del.- The Delaware State Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect.More
    NEWARK, Del.- The Delaware State Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

    More
  • Rehoboth Considers Potential Parking Solutions

    Rehoboth Considers Potential Parking Solutions

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:11:01 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:16:27 GMT
    Downtown Rehoboth Beach (Photo: WBOC)Downtown Rehoboth Beach (Photo: WBOC)
    Downtown Rehoboth Beach (Photo: WBOC)Downtown Rehoboth Beach (Photo: WBOC)
    Some in Rehoboth Beach say they're fed up with searching for parking in prime locations--like along Rehoboth Avenue. Today the city's parking advisory committee presented those solutions to the Board of Commissioners.More
    Some in Rehoboth Beach say they're fed up with searching for parking in prime locations--like along Rehoboth Avenue. Today the city's parking advisory committee presented those solutions to the Board of Commissioners. More
  • Investigation Finds Maryland Culpable in Death of Player

    Investigation Finds Maryland Culpable in Death of Player

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:08:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:08:32 GMT
    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.More
    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices