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"Star Wars" is back, and now it's official that High Springs has its share of devotees as evidenced by the winding line outside the Priest Theater and the "sold out" sign in the ticket window.

HIGH SPRINGS - A “SOLD OUT” sign was posted Saturday evening at the front of The Priest Theater in High Springs for that night's feature film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“A number of people arrived on Friday evening to purchase tickets for the following night,” said one observer. The Priest Theater's Facebook page listed that night's movie as “Sold Out” by 2:47 p.m. that afternoon.

“The Force Awakens” has shattered U.S. and European box office records since its December 18 release, accumulating almost $2 billion in sales worldwide.

Although some theaters raised the price of admission for this record-breaking movie, tickets were at a flat rate of $5 for all showings at the Priest.

The movie, rated PG-13, is scheduled to run again this weekend.

Times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Monday, and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The box office opens 30 minutes prior to show time for ticket purchase. Advance and reserved tickets are available at Sheffield's Hardware, 50 N. Main St. or call 386-454-2200.

This is a cash only theater with no provisions for debit/credit card payment.

The science fiction and fantasy, action and adventure runs slightly over two hours.

The Priest Theater is located at 15 N.W. First St. in High Springs, around the corner from City Hall

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