Portsmouth's Big Screen to celebrate Star Wars Day with Force Awakens showing

FANS can head to a galaxy far, far, away with Portsmouth set to celebrate Star Wars Day next month.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 10:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:06 pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens PHOTO: PA Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd EMN-161101-134843001

Stormtroopers will hit the streets and lightsabers will be drawn as Guildhall Square’s Big Screen is set to celebrate the day with a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Day, on Thursday, May 4 is a celebration based on a play on words of the popular phrase from the franchise ‘May the force be with you.’

It has become a day that is celebrated by fans of the popular sci-fi franchise all across the world.

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The free event will start from 7pm and limited seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis but people are also encouraged to bring their own chairs, picnics and blankets to keep warm during the showing.

More information on the event is available at bigscreenportsmouth.co.uk