San Jose

Bay Area ‘Star Wars’ Fans Line Up, and Dress Up, For ‘Rogue One’

The movie lasts about two hours.

But TJ Thickett arrived 16 hours early.

Thickett, determined to be the first in line to see “Rogue One,” is a huge self-described “Star Wars” fan, who even dresses for the occasion — in a Chewbacca onesie.

“I’ve got comfy shoes, rebel alliance socks, and this onesie – the warmest, most comfy thing I own," he said. 

Not bad for a 6:15 a.m. arrival for a 10 p.m. movie. 

Neither dark clouds nor the Dark Side would stop the dozen people we found outside San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation. They came to see the movie in IMAX-domed greatness, and they came early.

“It’s a little chilly,” said Santa Clara University student Rachel Law, “but we have layers, so it’s all good.”

“Rogue One” is expected to do big business, and at least some fans will see it on a big screen.

A good way to re-capture The Force.

Scott lines up on Twitter: @scottbudman

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