Fans line up, gear up for 'The Last Jedi' in San Jose

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The night a new Star Wars movie debuts is always a spectacle. Thursday was no different as fans of all ages showed up in their galactic best to bask in the glory of "The Last Jedi" in San Jose. (KGO-TV)

The night a new Star Wars movie debuts is always a spectacle. Thursday was no different as fans of all ages showed up in their galactic best to bask in the glory of "The Last Jedi" in San Jose.

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In San Jose, the line at The Tech Museum formed at 6 a.m. for the 7 p.m. showing on Thursday.

The Tech Museum boasts the only IMAX film projector in the Bay Area.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is the longest Star Wars movie, running two and a half hours. The actual film reel weighs about 1,000 lbs.

It arrived in 45 pieces and took 12 hours to splice together.

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Once the movie gets rolling, the film moves at five and a half feet per second!

Many fans wore costumes to the theater -- everything from BB8 to Princess Leia.

And, the museum had some very realistic Strom Troopers and a Darth Vader on hand as well.

Both the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. showings sold out back in October, as soon as they went on sale.

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