THE PEOPLE of Kerry are set to receive an early Christmas present this year after it was announced that Killarney Cineplex will receive a special screening of the new ‘The Force Awakens’ film next week.
The Star Wars team are keen to thank the people of Kerry for their support while they shot parts of the new film on Skellig Michael and will be showing the film at lunchtime on Thursday December 17th in the Killarney cinema.
It will the first screening of the film in the area and is sure to draw a large crowd who will be eager to be amongst the first to see the highly anticipated seventh installment in the series.
“On behalf of Lucasfilm and Disney, we are delighted to gift the first screening of this movie in the area, as a thank you for all the help and cooperation received during the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Trish Long, Vice President and General Manager of Walt Disney Studios, Ireland said on RTE Ten’s website earlier today.
Also quoted in the RTE Ten article was The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys who said:
“The enchanting and mystical beauty of South Kerry caught the attention of the filmmakers, but it was the hospitality of the local people which helped to make the film shoot a success.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens will help to showcase the unique natural and built heritage of Sceilg Mhichíl and it will bring images of this beautiful region of South Kerry to an unrivalled global audience. The success of the shoot also helps to reaffirm Ireland’s capacity to support high-end film production,” she finished.
Check out the trailer for the film below.