MAY 18, 2005 -- It's the day local Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting.
"Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" debuted at 12:01 Thursday morning. Wilmington theaters are devoting several screens to the film. Some fans lined up in front of Carmike 16 and Mayfaire Cinemas as early as noon on Wednesday. Many people bought tickets in advance from the box office and the internet.
There was one snag. During one of the showings at Mayfaire Cinemas, the projector on the screen broke. Fans had to leave the theater but were treated to a special 3:00am showing. They were also given additional goodies.