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It’s not too late to get advance tickets to see one of the most anticipated films of the year.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens Friday, but area screenings are being held as early as 7 p.m. Thursday. Most theaters are sold out for the 7 p.m. show.

According to theater websites, however, tickets are widely available for later shows Thursday evening at many area theaters including AMC, MJR and Emagine. Tickets are also plentiful for showtimes Friday and throughout the weekend.

Costumes are allowed at most theaters. MJR Digital Cinemas are allowing costumes only for the 7 p.m. Thursday showing, otherwise they are not allowed (including light sabers).

Emagine will allow costumes but no backpacks. AMC’s costume policy allows light sabers so long as they are turned off during the film, but masks or face paint are prohibited.

Anything resembling a weapon is forbidden at all theaters.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 16 minutes. Ticket prices vary by theater.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

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