The next Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film in the franchise, is being released Dec. 16 and, yes, die-hard fans have purchased tickets already. But if you’re someone who wouldn’t know Senator Palpatine from Frank Underwood, maybe you haven’t decided on how you’re going to participate in this new round of Star Wars-mania. Here are a few suggestions for events around DFW -- and, well, Twitter -- that might tempt you as well as that special wookie in your life:
The Omni Theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: While there are many theaters that will be showing Rogue One in DFW, few are as unique as the Omni, one of the original IMAX theaters. In 2015, Wired magazine named the Omni as one of the seven best places to see the last Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. We would assume they’d still stand by the list this year. Screenings begin on the evening of Dec. 15. 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. fortworthmuseum.org
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson: The lobby of this area’s first Alamo Drafthouse will become Star Wars central. There will be professional costume characters, a Star Wars arcade game, popup shop, and, of course, a DJ. Dec. 15, 6 p.m.-close. 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. drafthouse.com/dfw
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars: The Dallas Drafthouse is using its Vetted Well restaurant/bar second floor to stage a Star Wars Beach Bash that’s inspired by the big, beach battle scene in the movie. Guests are encouraged to come as a mash-up of your favorite Star Wars and beach character. Dec. 16, 8 p.m.-midnight, 1005 S. Lamar, Dallas. drafthouse.com/dfw
Allen Events Center: The Dallas Sidekicks indoor-soccer team is hosting a Star Wars Night with a special scoreboard graphics, music, costumed characters, and a costume contest. Dec. 10, 7:05 p.m. http://www.dallassidekicks.com/news/attention-all-jedis-stormtroopers-chewbaccas-princ
Twitter: The site is live streaming a Star Wars event, including a Q&A with the cast, beginning at noon Dec. 2. Go to RogueOne.Twitter.com for more information.