Grab your light saber and fire up the X-wing. The release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is finally here.
In honor of the film’s opening weekend, several businesses around Dallas-Fort Worth are hosting special “Star Wars”-themed events. Whether you consider yourself a casual fan of the intergalactic franchise or a die-hard Jedi, there’s something going on for everyone.
It’s always a party at Alamo Drafthouse and opening weekend of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is no exception. From Dec. 14 to Dec. 17, Alamo will have holiday-themed “Star Wars” activities taking place daily. The lineup includes a Star Wars Christmas Card Photo Booth, “Star Wars”-themed menu, a “Star Wars” pop-up arcade, live music, photos ops with “Star Wars” characters and more. 1005 S. Lamar St., Dallas, 214-914-4443; 100 S. Central Expressway, #14, Richardson, 972-534-2120, https://drafthouse.com/dfw.
Never miss a local story.
Collected: Comics & Games
Get your game on at Collected’s Star Wars: Destiny tournament Dec. 10. Entry fee is $6 per person. Prizes will be awarded. 2-5 p.m. 3016 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth, 817-945-1722, www.staycollected.com.
The Southlake location of Hollywood Feed invites you take part in its Star Wars Costume Contest on Dec. 17. The contest is open to dogs and cats. Winners from each category receive a gift basket filled with treats and surprises. Free. Noon-5 p.m. 200 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake, 817-421-4442, www.hollywoodfeed.com.
Moviehouse & Eatery
Moviehouse & Eatery in Keller is offering a special fan event for customers who reserve a seat to the 6 p.m. showing of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Dec. 14. The limited seating event will include free bottomless popcorn, a trading card giveaway and five minutes of extra content.
From Dec.14 to Dec. 17, the movie theater also will be hosting a “Star Wars”-themed costume contest. To enter the contest, fans must take a picture of themselves in full costume using one of the theater’s social flash cameras (located in the lobby), then post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ReclinerRewards (you must also tag @Moviehouse). Two winners will receive a $25 gift card to Moviehouse & Eatery. 250 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller, 817-518-9091, http://themoviehouse.com.
Got tickets to the 7 p.m. showing at the Ridgmar location of Movie Tavern on Dec. 15? If so, make plans to arrive early to catch the Texas State Men & Boys Choir as it takes part in a special pre-show “Star Wars” flash mob. 6801 Ridgmar Meadow Road, Fort Worth, 817-377-9801, www.movietavern.com.
Put your Jedi knowledge to the test at On Tap’s free Star Wars Trivia event Dec. 13. Tables are expected to fill up quickly, so plan to arrive early. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 200 N. Mesquite St., Arlington, 682-323-5561, www.ontapdfw.com.
Palio’s Pizza Cafe
Dine-in at select Dallas-Fort Worth locations of Palio’s Pizza Cafe (Burleson, Aledo and Allen) through Dec. 14 for a chance to win two tickets to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” To enter, all you have to do is show your bill of $20 or more. Winners will picked Dec. 15. 721 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, 817-447-7717; 405 S. Farm Road 1187, Aledo, 817-615-9313; 705 S. Custer Road, Allen, www.paliospizzacafe.com.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Stop by Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. on Dec. 13 for the the Rahrs Wars Mid-Week Tasting. The Fort Worth-based brewery will be offering “Star Wars”-themed pint glasses, plus food from local eateries like Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, KB Brats and Gepetto’s Pizza. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth, 817-810-9266, https://rahrbrewing.com.
The Common Table
Grab your friends and head to The Common Table in Dallas for Star Wars Theme Night Pub Trivia. Cash prize awarded to the winning team or teams. Space is limited. $30-$40 per team. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 11. 2917 Fairmount St., Dallas, 214-880-7414. Tickets can be purchased at www.sporcle.com/blog/live/theme-nights.
Wild Acre Brewing Company
Fort Worth’s Wild Acre Brewing Company is hosting a free Star Wars Movie Pre-Release Party on Dec. 14. The brewery will have limited-edition Star Wars-themed pint glasses for sale, plus Holocron Toy will be sponsoring a costume contest for dogs and humans (winners receive a gift card to the store). For those who don’t want to dress up, there will be classic “Stars Wars” video games to play in the brewery’s taproom, courtesy of Game Over Videogames. 5-8 p.m. 1734 E. El Paso St., Fort Worth, 817-882-9453, http://wildacrebrewing.com.