Restrictions at Movie Theaters for Star Wars Fans

Hundreds of people are expected to go to AMC NorthPark 15 in Dallas for the showing of the Star Wars marathon that starts at 1 a.m. Thursday.

Many of the Star Wars fans hope to come in full force, wearing their finest Star Wars attire and costumes.

But many Star Wars enthusiasts won't be able to come in full custom. Inside AMC theaters, masks or face paint are not allowed. Neither are weapons or toys that might look like a weapon. But AMC is allowing fans to bring their light sabers to the showing.

"I'm the biggest Star Wars fan. Coming in costume to a Star Wars film, it’s part of the experience," said Rachel Shepherd. “It’s hard to live today in the 21st century with fear. But I think AMC is doing the best they can and if something did happen, people would be asking why they didn’t do more.”

Fans both young and old, dressed from Storm Troopers to Chewbacca, will head to the movies to But they'll need to arrive without masks and paint covering their faces.

Think twice before you dress up or bring your lightsaber with you to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“Don't come fully Chewbacca,” said Michael Brass, a Star Wars fan. “I don't know who you are. That's a dangerous situation, I don't care where we're at.”

Plano-based Cinemark Theatres have similar policies place for their intergalactic fans.

“I wish that we didn't have to do that,” said Shepherd. “You can’t live in fear all the time. But they’re [AMC] letting us come in costume and if you can’t just put on face paint, fine, don't put on face paint.”

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