FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens obliterated box office records even before its opening Thursday night. Now many Star Wars fans who waited hours to see the new film are giving it rave reviews.
Many fans who've already seen the movie are leaving theaters wanting to get back in line.
In a Fresno theater not so far, far away The Force Awakened the emotions of many. "I cried, I cried. It was-- part of me died I'll just say that," said Julie Osburn, Star Wars Fan.
"I was jumping out of my seat the whole time," said Brian Coria, movie goer.
"It was awesome. Better than the best. It was awesome, I loved it," said Chris Harper, Star Wars Fan.
For some, years of anticipation led up to this moment long before they got in line. "If Han Solo dies I'll cry. No, but realistically, I'll cry because this is insane," said Babken Piloyan, Star Wars Fan.
Several hardcore fanatics even slept in their car. "Luckily, I have an SUV, so I laid my seats down and had lots of sleeping bags and blankets. It was a little cramped and a little cold, but we made it through the night," said Leah Blanks, First in line.
Characters from all across the galaxy made appearances throughout the day.
Now fans are saying they're ready for the next movie in the series that's changed their lives.
Action News was told by some moviegoers that fans that attempted to watch the film at United Artist Broadway Faire 10, in Northwest Fresno, were turned away when technical issues prevented the movie from being shown.
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